Definition of Nilote in English:

Nilote

(also Nilot)

noun

Anthropology
  • A person from the Upper Nile region of Sudan and East Africa; specifically a speaker of a Nilotic language.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Francis Adams (1862–1893), writer. From the name of the river Nile + -ote, after Hellenistic Greek Νειλώτης, noun (also adjective, feminine Νειλῶτις; compare classical Latin Nīlōtis, feminine adjective).

Pronunciation

Nilote

/ˈnʌɪləʊt/