Nilotic definition by Webster's New World
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- of the Nile or the Nile Valley
- of the peoples living in the valley of the White Nile, including the Dinkas
Origin: Classical Latin Niloticus ; from Classical Greek Neilōtikos ; from Neilos, the Nile
a group of Chari-Nile languages spoken in the upper Nile Valley
Nilotic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of or relating to the Nile or the Nile Valley.
- Of or relating to the peoples who speak Nilotic languages.
A large group of Nilo-Saharan languages, spoken in southern Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, and northern Tanzania and including Masai.
Origin: Latin Nīlōticus, from Nīlōtis, from Greek Neilōtis, from Neilos, Nile.