Meaning of Songhai


Pronunciation: (song-gī'), [key]
— pl. -ghais, -ghai
  1. a member of a group of peoples living along the Niger River in the area of Timbuktu and Gao in Mali and in adjacent areas of Niger and Burkina Faso.
  2. a West African empire dominated by the Songhai that flourished in the 15th and 16th centuries.
  3. the Nilo-Saharan language of the Songhai.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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