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Alliterative, alliterating; (in later use sometimes) specifically designating or relating to (a characteristic of) the Nguni group of languages, in which there is an assimilation of the initial letters of grammatically connected words in a sentence.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Monthly Magazine and British Register. From alliter- + -al, after literal.
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