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A language family of sub-Saharan Africa spoken in the interior from Nigeria to Kenya and including Kanuri, Nubian, and the Nilotic languages.
(Languages) a family of languages of Africa, spoken chiefly by Nilotic peoples in a region extending from the Sahara to Kenya and Tanzania, including the Chari-Nile, Saharan, Songhai, and other branches. Classification is complicated by the fact that many languages spoken in this region belong to the unrelated Afro-Asiatic, Kordofanian, and Niger-Congo families
(Languages) relating to or belonging to this family of languages
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|Noun||1.||Nilo-Saharan - a family of East African languages spoken by Nilotic peoples from the Sahara south to Kenya and Tanzania|
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
Chari-Nile - a group of Nilo-Saharan language spoken in parts of the Sudan and Zaire and Uganda and Tanzania
Saharan - a Nilo-Saharan language spoken in parts of Chad
Songhai - a Nilo-Saharan language spoken by the Songhai in Mali and Niger