Kordofanian [kôr΄də fan′ē ən]
a subfamily of the Niger-Kordofanian family of languages

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  • Kordofanian — noun a group of languages spoken in the relatively small Kordofan area of the south Sudan • Hypernyms: ↑Niger Kordofanian, ↑Niger Kordofanian language * * * ˌkȯrdəˈfanēən noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: Kordofan province, Republic of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kordofanian — /kawr deuh fan ee euhn/, n. a subfamily of Niger Kordofanian that comprises about 30 languages spoken in southern Kordofan. [KORDOFAN + IAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Kordofanian languages — Infobox Language family name=Kordofanian region=Kordofan familycolor=Niger Congo fam1=Niger Congo child1=Kadu (in Nilo Saharan) child2=Katla Rashad (outer Niger Congo) child3=Talodi Heiban (in Atlantic Congo)The Kordofanian languages are a… …   Wikipedia

  • Kordofanian languages — Branch of the Niger Congo language family. It is geographically separated from the rest of the Niger Congo languages and is believed to represent the oldest layer of languages in the region. The Kordofanian branch consists of some 20 languages… …   Universalium

  • Kordofanian — adjective Of or pertaining to a geographic grouping of three to five language families spoken in the Nuba hills of Kordofan Province, Sudan …   Wiktionary

  • kordofanian — kor·do·fan·ian …   English syllables

  • Kordofanian — Kor•do•fan•i•an [[t]ˌkɔr dəˈfæn i ən[/t]] n. peo a family of languages spoken in the Nuba Hills of S Kordofan province in the Sudan …   From formal English to slang

  • Kordofanian — /kɔdəˈfeɪniən/ (say kawduh fayneeuhn) noun 1. a family of languages spoken in the Kordofan and Nuba regions of Sudan and South Sudan, distantly related to Niger Congo. –adjective 2. of or relating to this family of languages. 3. of or relating to …  

  • Niger-Kordofanian languages — Infobox Language family name=Niger Kordofian region=Sub Saharan Africa, Kurdufan family=proposed super family speakers= familycolor=Niger Congo child1=Niger Congo child2=Kordofanian iso2=nicThe Niger Kordofanian language family was proposed by… …   Wikipedia

  • Niger-Kordofanian — noun the family of languages that includes most of the languages spoken in Africa south of the Sahara; the majority of them are tonal languages but there are important exceptions (e.g., Swahili or Fula) • Syn: ↑Niger Kordofanian language • Topics …   Useful english dictionary

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