Nilo-Saharan language


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Noun1.Nilo-Saharan language - 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
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The language is normally considered to be a Nilo-Saharan language and a member of the immediate and small subgroup Saharan, he says, though some scholars find it more closely related to Afroasiatic languages.
In an early source Tucker and Mpaayei (1955: 123) show that in Maasai, an Eastern Nilotic Nilo-Saharan language spoken in Kenya and Tanzania, this marker expresses action towards the speaker or the main person in the sentence (interlinear glossing added by the present author).
Their language, Tebu, is a member of the Nilo-Saharan language family.