Nubian

noun
Nu·​bi·​an | \ ˈnü-bē-ən How to pronounce Nubian (audio) , ˈnyü- \

Definition of Nubian

1a : a native or inhabitant of Nubia
b : 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
2 : any of several languages spoken in central and northern Sudan

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Nubian adjective

First Known Use of Nubian

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

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“Nubian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nubian. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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