Nilo-Saharan

/nuy'loh seuh har"euhn, -hair"-, -hahr"-/, n.
a family of African languages, including the Central and Eastern Sudanic groups as well as Kanuri, Songhai, and other languages, spoken from the Sahara southward to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania.

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  • Designations and classification of the Nilo-Saharan languages — ▪ Table Designations and classification of the Nilo Saharan languages former classification (1963) current classification 1. Songhai 1. Songhai 2. Saharan 2. Saharan 3. Maba 3. Maban 4. Fur 4. Fur 5. Chari Nile 5. Eastern Sudanic    Eastern… …   Universalium

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