Cushite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cush +‎ -ite, coined in the 1820s. In the early 19th century, the term referred to the tan to dark-skinned Horn of Africans (synonymous with Herodotus' Ethiopians) in general. The technical linguistic sense is due to Friedrich Müller (1876).

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Adjective[edit]

Cushite (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to the ancient people of Horn of Africa, considered the descendants of biblical Cush.

Proper noun[edit]

Cushite

  1. A member of one of the peoples of the Horn of Africa.
  2. A sub-family of the Afro-Asiatic languages; Cushitic.

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