from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Nubia or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Nubia.
  • n. Any of a group of closely related Nilo-Saharan languages spoken in the Sudan. Also called Nuba.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An inhabitant of the ancient Nubia or a person of Nubian descent.
  • adj. Pertaining to Nubia, its people or its language.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Nubia in Eastern Africa.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Nubia, a region of Africa, bordering on the Red Sea, and south of Egypt proper. The name is merely geographical, Nubia never having existed as a distinct country.
  • n. One of a race inhabiting Nubia, of mixed descent.
  • n. In the Nile valley, a negro slave: from the large number of slaves at one time brought from Nubia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a native or inhabitant of Nubia


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