noun (plural same or Songhais)
1A member of a people of West Africa living mainly in Niger and Mali.
- The Gambia was once part of the Empire of Ghana and the Kingdom of the Songhais.
- There are also references to the Soce of Senegal, JoIa of Gambia, Songhay and Moors of Mali, and the Kru of Liberia.
- The second principal social problem involves political instability in the Republic of Niger, home to many of the Songhay.
2 [mass noun] The Nilo-Saharan language of the Songhai, with about 2 million speakers.
- Other major languages include Zarma, Songhay, Fulfulde, and Tamasheq.
- Other national languages promoted by the DNAFLA include Fulfuldé, Songhai, Senufo, Dogon, Soninké, and Tamasheq.
- Many of the Tuareg also speak Songhay, Hausa, and French, and read Arabic.
Relating to the Songhai or their language.
- In this film he presents a documentary of social life in Wanzerbe, the famed village of Songhay sorcerers.
- Since farming is seasonal, many Songhay men have developed secondary occupations: trading, transport, or tailoring.
- Two contrasting modes and metaphorisations of taste occur in a Songhay village, and in eighteenth century England.
The name in Songhai.
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