Nilotic
adjective Etymology: Latin Niloticus, from Greek Neilōtēs, from Neilos Nile Date: 1653 1. of or relating to the Nile or the peoples of the Nile basin 2. of, relating to, or being the languages of the Nilotic people

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  • Nilotic — people or Nilotes, in its contemporary usage, refers to some ethnic groups mainly in southern Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, and northern Tanzania, who speak Nilotic languages, a large sub group of Nilo Saharan languages. These include the Kalenjin, Luo,… …   Wikipedia

  • Nilotic — Ni*lot ic, a. [L. Niloticus, fr. Nilus the Nile, Gr. ?: cf. F. nilotique.] Of or pertaining to the river Nile; as, the Nilotic crocodile. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nilotic — NILÓTIC, Ă adj. al Nilului. (< fr. nilotique) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Nilotic — [nī lät′ik] adj. [L Niloticus < Gr Neilōtikos < Neilos, the Nile] 1. of the Nile or the Nile Valley 2. of the peoples living in the valley of the White Nile, including the Dinkas n. a group of Chari Nile languages spoken in the upper Nile… …   English World dictionary

  • Nilotic — /nuy lot ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Nile River or the inhabitants of the Nile region. 2. of or pertaining to the Nilotic group of languages. n. 3. a group of languages belonging to the Eastern Sudanic branch of Nilo Saharan, and… …   Universalium

  • Nilotic — 1. adjective /nʌɪˈlɒtɪk,naɪˈlɑdɪk/ a) Of or pertaining to the Nile river or the people who live on its banks. b) Of or pertaining to the Nilotic languages or the people who speak them. 2. noun /nʌɪˈlɒtɪk,naɪˈlɑdɪk/ A group of languages spoken in… …   Wiktionary

  • Nilotic — adj. of or pertaining to river Nile or to the Nile region in Africa; of or pertaining to the Nilotic group of languages (spoken in Egypt, Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania) n. large group of language spoken by people living in the Nile valley …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Nilotic — /naɪˈlɒtɪk/ (say nuy lotik) adjective 1. of or relating to the river Nile or the inhabitants of the Nile region. 2. of or relating to the Nilo Saharan group of languages spoken by the Nilotic peoples. {Latin Nīlōticus, from Greek Neilōtikos} …   Australian English dictionary

  • nilòtic — ni|lò|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • Nilotic — [nʌɪ lɒtɪk] adjective 1》 relating to the River Nile or to the Nile region of Africa. 2》 denoting or belonging to a family of languages spoken in Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, and Tanzania …   English new terms dictionary

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