Nuer

noun
Nu·​er | \ ˈnü-ər How to pronounce Nuer (audio) \
plural Nuer

Definition of Nuer

1 : a member of a Nilotic people of southern Sudan
2 : the language of the Nuer people

First Known Use of Nuer

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Nuer

probably ultimately from Nuer naað, a self-designation

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“Nuer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nuer. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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