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Nubian

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noun Nu·bi·an \ˈnü-bē-ən, ˈnyü-\

Definition of Nubian

  1. 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. 2 :  any of several languages spoken in central and northern Sudan

Nubian

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15th Century

First Known Use of nubian

15th century


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