from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken in Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and northern Kenya and including Beja, Oromo, and Somali.

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  • adjective pertaining to the Cushites
  • proper noun a sub-family of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages.

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  • noun a group of languages spoken in Ethiopia and Somalia and northwestern Kenya and adjacent regions


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Cushite + -ic, 19th century.


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