Nubian
noun Date: 15th century 1. a. a native or inhabitant of Nubia b. a member of one of the group of dark-skinned peoples that formed a powerful empire between Egypt and Ethiopia from the 6th to the 14th centuries 2. any of several languages spoken in central and northern Sudan • Nubian adjective

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  • Nubian — may refer to: the Nubian people the Nubian languages Anglo Nubian, a breed of goat HMS Nubian See also Nubia Nubian pyramids Nubian Desert Nubian Plate …   Wikipedia

  • Nubian — Datos generales Origen Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina Información …   Wikipedia Español

  • Nubian — Nu bi*an, prop. a. Of or pertaining to Nubia in Eastern Africa. n. A native of Nubia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nubian — NUBIÁN, Ă adj., s. m. f. (locuitor) din Nubia. ♢ (s. f.) limbă africană vorbită de nubieni. (< fr. nubien) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Nubian — c.1400 (n.), c.1730 (adj.), from M.L. Nubianus, from Nubia (see NUBIA (Cf. Nubia)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Nubian — [no͞o′bēən, nyo͞o′bēən] adj. of Nubia or its people, language, or culture n. 1. a person born or living in Nubia 2. a group of Chari Nile languages spoken in Nubia …   English World dictionary

  • Nubian — /nooh bee euhn, nyooh /, n. 1. a member of any of the various peoples inhabiting Nubia. 2. the Nilo Saharan language of the Nubians. 3. a Nubian or black slave. 4. a Nubian horse. adj. 5. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Nubia, its people …   Universalium

  • Nubian — Nu•bi•an [[t]ˈnu bi ən, ˈnyu [/t]] n. 1) peo a member of any of a group of African peoples of Nubia 2) peo a family of Nilo Saharan languages spoken in the Nile River valley and parts of the Sudan, esp. Darfur province and the Nuba Hills of S… …   From formal English to slang

  • Nubian — /ˈnjubiən/ (say nyoohbeeuhn) noun 1. one of an African people, of mixed descent, inhabiting Nubia. 2. a. an ancient Nilo Saharan language of the Nile valley below Khartoum. b. any of various modern descendants of this language spoken in Egypt and …   Australian English dictionary

  • Nubian — 1. noun An inhabitant of the ancient Nubia or a person of Nubian descent. 2. adjective Pertaining to Nubia, its people or its language …   Wiktionary

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