Nilo-Saharan language

Nilo-Saharan language
a family of East African languages spoken by Nilotic peoples from the Sahara south to Kenya and Tanzania
Syn: ↑Nilo-Saharan
Hypernyms: ↑natural language, ↑tongue
Hyponyms: ↑Chari-Nile, ↑Saharan, ↑Songhai

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