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).