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Nilotic

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adjective Ni·lot·ic \nī-ˈlä-tik\

Definition of Nilotic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the Nile or the peoples of the Nile basin

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being the languages of the Nilotic people



Origin of nilotic

Latin Niloticus, from Greek Neilōtēs, from Neilos Nile


First Known Use: 1653


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