Definition of Meroite in English:

Meroite

noun

  • An inhabitant of the ancient Nubian kingdom of Meroë in north-east Africa.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From classical Latin Meroē (from ancient Greek Μερόη, the name of a city of ancient Kush (now in Sudan) from Meroitic brdwy; compare Bagrawia, the name of the corresponding modern region in Sudan) + -ite.

Pronunciation

Meroite

/ˈmɛrəʊʌɪt/