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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More precisely, they analyze interrogativity, complex predicates, and finiteness in Cushite, Semitic, Omotic, and Nilo-Saharan languages. Among the topics are interrogativity in Baskeet, complex predicates in Amharic counter-factual antecedent clauses, the grammaticalization of existential auxiliaries in Koorete, the asymmetry of verbal markedness in Libido, the finite-infinite dichotomy in a comparative Semitic perspective, and case marking in Amharic copular constructions.
Bender (1975) mentions that also the Nilo-Saharan languages Komo and Kwama (3) are referred to as Mao.
Nilo-Saharan languages are spoken by peoples not well known to the general public.