Definition of Chadic

1. Noun. A family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa.

Definition of Chadic

1. Adjective. Belonging to a language family spoken across northern Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Central African Republic and Cameroon. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chadic

Ch D
Chabad Hasidism
Chaco nothura
Chaco nothuras
Chad Basin
Chaddock reflex
Chaddock sign
Chadian franc
Chadic (current term)
Chadic language
Chaenomeles japonica
Chaenomeles speciosa
Chaenopsis ocellata
Chaetodipterus faber

Literary usage of Chadic

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1. Introduction to the Science of Language by Archibald Henry Sayce (1880)
"The Finno-Ugric or Uralic dialects are divided by Prince LL. Bonaparte into four sub-families, the Chadic, the Permian, ..."

2. Wisconsin Journal of Education by Wisconsin Teachers' Association, Wisconsin Education Association Council, Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction (1876)
"David Chadic/ck, MP THE KIBLE IN SCHOOLS. You have not forgotten, moreover, in your schools a matter to which I attach great weight, as well as the more ..."

3. Afrika und Übersee by Carl Meinhof, Seminar für Afrikanische Sprachen, Universität Hamburg (1845)
"verb base formations; in: Papers in Chadic Linguistics, ed. by P. Newman and ... 1983a: Reconstructing vowels in Central Chadic; in: Studies in Chadic and ..."

4. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1858)
"... growing out of gradual or repeated chaDic^ ii: the standards in current use ; and in respe« to the comparison of ancient with modern lut-j-- ures, ..."

5. Publication by Michigan, Michigan Geological Survey, Geological and Biological Survey (1911)
"... to per-chadic. according to the relative abundance and the relative size of the two. They may come in use. -It is possible that some such term as ..."

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