Cushitic[kus̸h it′ik, ko̵os̸h-]
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designating or of a group of languages spoken in Ethiopia and E Africa, constituting a subfamily of the Afroasiatic family of languages
Origin: Cush + -it(e) + -ic
this group of languages
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A branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken in Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and northern Kenya and including Beja, Oromo, and Somali.
- Cush·itˈic adjective