Cush·​it·​ic kə-ˈshi-tik How to pronounce Cushitic (audio)
: a subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic language family comprising various languages spoken in eastern Africa and especially in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, and Kenya
Cushitic adjective

Word History


Cush (Kush), Africa

First Known Use

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cushitic was circa 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Cushitic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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