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.
Specialized synonyms: West Chadic, Biu-mandara, East Chadic, Masa
Generic synonyms: Afrasian, Afrasian Language, Afro-asiatic, Afroasiatic, Afroasiatic Language, Hamito-semitic
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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Literary usage of Chadic
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."