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Susu

Syllabification: Su·su
Pronunciation: /ˈso͞oso͞o
 
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Definition of Susu in English:

noun (plural same)

1A member of a people of northwestern Sierra Leone and the southern coast of Guinea.
Example sentences
  • Over the next two centuries, the Susu gained control of the coast by building a series of small states based on clan and town affiliation.
  • The third largest group, the Susu, are concentrated in the west and along the coast in the areas around Conakry.
  • This small country includes the homelands of 20 African peoples, including the Mende, Lokko, Temne, Limba, Susu, Yalunka, Sherbro, Bullom, Krim, Koranko, Kono, Vai, Kissi, Gola, and Fula, the latter having the largest numbers.
2The Mande language of the Susu.
Example sentences
  • In these days, it was typical to see even obscure languages like Vai and Susu and Kpelle treated as sources for this word or that feature.
  • In Conakry, Susu is most commonly spoken on the streets and in the marketplaces, although in certain sectors Peul is more common.

adjective

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Relating to the Susu or their language.
Example sentences
  • The Susu ethnic group accounts for 20 percent of the population; the Peul, 34 percent; and the Maninka, 33 percent.

Origin

the name in Susu.

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