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Shilluk

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noun Shil·luk \shi-ˈlük\

Definition of Shilluk

plural Shilluk or Shilluks

  1. 1 :  a member of a Nilotic people of the Sudan dwelling mainly on the west bank of the White Nile

  2. 2 :  the language of the Shilluk people



Origin of shilluk

probably from dialect Arabic, from Shilluk cɔlɔ, a self-designation


First Known Use: 1790


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