Shilluk

noun
Shil·​luk | \ shi-ˈlük How to pronounce Shilluk (audio) \
plural Shilluk or Shilluks

Definition of Shilluk

1 : a member of a Nilotic people of the Sudan dwelling mainly on the west bank of the White Nile
2 : the language of the Shilluk people

First Known Use of Shilluk

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Shilluk

probably from dialect Arabic, from Shilluk cɔlɔ, a self-designation

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The first known use of Shilluk was in 1790

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“Shilluk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shilluk. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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