Nilotic

adjective
Ni·​lot·​ic | \ nī-ˈlä-tik How to pronounce Nilotic (audio) \

Definition of Nilotic

1 : of or relating to the Nile or the peoples of the Nile basin
2 : of, relating to, or being the languages of the Nilotic people

First Known Use of Nilotic

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Nilotic

Latin Niloticus, from Greek Neilōtēs, from Neilos Nile

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“Nilotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nilotic. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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