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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.
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(Languages) a group of languages of Somalia, Ethiopia, NE Kenya, and adjacent regions: a subfamily within the Afro-Asiatic family of languages
(Languages) denoting, relating to, or belonging to this group of languages
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or Kush•it•ic(kəˈʃɪt ɪk)
a language family of Africa, a branch of the Afroasiatic family, that includes Beja, Oromo, Somali, and a number of other languages, primarily of Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, and NE Kenya.
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|Noun||1.||Cushitic - a group of languages spoken in Ethiopia and Somalia and northwestern Kenya and adjacent regions|
Afrasian, Afrasian language, Afroasiatic, Afro-Asiatic, Afroasiatic language, Hamito-Semitic - a large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa
Somali - the Cushitic language spoken by the Somali
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