Sudanic


Sudanic
/sooh dan"ik/, adj.
1. (esp. in former systems of classification) of or pertaining to a residual category of African languages including most of the non-Bantu and non-Hamitic languages of northern and central Africa: most now reclassified as part of the Niger-Congo subfamily.
2. of or pertaining to the Sudan or the Sudanese.
[1920-25; SUDAN + -IC]

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Universalium. 2010.

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