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n. pl. Kanuri or Ka·nu·ris
1. A member of a predominantly Muslim people indigenous to the Lake Chad region of north-central Africa.
2. The Nilo-Saharan language of this people.
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n., pl. -ris, (esp. collectively) -ri.
1. a member of an African people living to the W and S of Lake Chad in NE Nigeria and adjacent areas of Niger, Cameroon, and Chad.
2. the Nilo-Saharan language of the Kanuri.
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