Nu·​bi·​an ˈnü-bē-ən How to pronounce Nubian (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of Nubia
: a member of one of the group of dark-skinned peoples that formed a powerful empire between Egypt and Ethiopia from the 6th to the 14th centuries
: any of several languages spoken in central and northern Sudan
Nubian adjective

Examples of Nubian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dozens of Black and brown educators and their supporters turned out for a rally Thursday at Boston Public Schools headquarters in Nubian Square, demanding commitment to a diverse workforce and expressing outrage over the loss of beloved veterans of color who appeared to have been pushed out. James Vaznis,, 24 Aug. 2023 Related: Black leaders are developing Nubian Square. Shirley Leung,, 14 Aug. 2023 In his decades as an A&R representative for Tommy Boy, Elektra Records, and elsewhere, Dante Ross has worked closely with some of hip-hop’s greatest artists, including De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Brand Nubian, and many more. Dante Ross, Rolling Stone, 9 Aug. 2023 From left, Bill Madsen Hardy, Brian Goldson, both of New Atlantic Development, and Gregory Minott (right) of DREAM Development, talked while on the construction site of a building by the New Atlantic/DREAM Collaborative Development Team in Nubian Square. Malcolm Gay,, 5 Aug. 2023 Enter Email Sign Up Nubian Markets co-owner Yusuf Yassin. Globe Staff,, 20 June 2023 The scenes are interspersed with commentary from experts such as Shelley Haley, a retired professor of classics and Africana studies and consultant on the series, and Debora Heard, a PhD candidate in Nubian Archaeology. Bethonie Butler, Washington Post, 12 May 2023 Black Moon, the Boogie Monsters, Brand Nubian, Brother J from X Clan, Buckshot, Casual from Hieroglyphics, Chill Rob G, Chubb Rock, Chuck D and Public Enemy. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 6 Nov. 2022 Tomorrow’s debut episode will span the greats of hip-hop, with music from Big Daddy Kane, Brand Nubian, Ice-T, Ice Cube, J Dilla, Mos Def, Nas, Poor Righteous Teachers, Stezo, Uptown and more. Katie Bain, Billboard, 7 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of Nubian was in the 15th century

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“Nubian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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