Cushitic[kus̸h it′ik, ko̵os̸h-]
designating or of a group of languages spoken in Ethiopia and E Africa, constituting a subfamily of the Afroasiatic family of languages
Origin of CushiticCush + -it(e) + -ic
this group of languages
A branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken in Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and northern Kenya and including Beja, Oromo, and Somali.
- pertaining to the Cushites
- a sub-family of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages.
Cushite + -ic, 19th century.