Ka·​nu·​ri | \ kəˈnu̇rē \
plural Kanuri or Kanuris

Definition of Kanuri

1a : an African people of the Muslim kingdom of Bornu west of Lake Chad whose history of dominance in that area goes back more than 500 years — compare tibbu
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Kanuri people

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“Kanuri.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kanuri. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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