Cushitic

Cushitic
n. & adj.
—n. a group of E. African languages of the Hamitic type.
—adj. of this group.
Etymology: Cush an ancient country in the Nile valley + -ITE(1) + -IC

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  • Cushitic — [kush it′ik, kooshit′ik] adj. [ CUSH + IT(E) + IC] designating or of a group of languages spoken in Ethiopia and E Africa, constituting a subfamily of the Afroasiatic family of languages n. this group of languages …   English World dictionary

  • Cushitic — noun Etymology: Cush (Kush), Africa Date: circa 1903 a subfamily of the Afro Asiatic language family comprising various languages spoken in eastern Africa and especially in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, and Kenya • Cushitic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cushitic — /keuh shit ik/, n. 1. a subfamily of the Afroasiatic family of languages, including Somali, Oromo, and other languages of Somalia and Ethiopia. adj. 2. of or pertaining to Cushitic. Also, Kushitic. [1905 10; Cushite (see CUSH, ITE1) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • cushitic — adj. of or pertaining to the Cushitic group of languages spoken in eastern Africa …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cushitic — [kʊ ʃɪtɪk] noun a group of East African languages of the Afro Asiatic family spoken mainly in Ethiopia and Somalia. adjective relating to Cushitic. Origin early 20th cent.: from Cush, a region of ancient Nubia, + itic …   English new terms dictionary

  • Cushitic languages — Cushitic Geographic distribution: Horn of Africa Linguistic classification: Afroasiatic Cushitic Subdivisions: ? Beja (North) Agaw (Central) Sidamic (East Highlands) …   Wikipedia

  • Cushitic languages — Introduction       a division of the Afro Asiatic (Afro Asiatic languages) phylum, comprising about 40 languages that are spoken mainly in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, and northwestern Kenya. There are six major subdivisions within the… …   Universalium

  • Cushitic — 1. adjective pertaining to the Cushites 2. noun a sub family of the Afro Asiatic family of languages …   Wiktionary

  • Cushitic — n. group of languages spoken in eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and Kenya), subfamily of the Afro Asiatic languages …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cushitic — cush·it·ic …   English syllables

  • Cushitic — Cush•it•ic or Kushitic [[t]kəˈʃɪt ɪk[/t]] n. peo a language family of Africa, a branch of the Afroasiatic family, that includes Beja, Oromo, Somali, and a number of other languages, primarily of Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, and NE Kenya •… …   From formal English to slang

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