noun, plural Songhais (especially collectively) Songhai for 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.
a West African empire dominated by the Songhai that flourished in the 15th and 16th centuries.
the Nilo-Saharan language of the Songhai.
(pl) -ghai, -ghais. a member of a Nilotic people of W Africa, living chiefly in Mali and Niger in the central Niger valley
the language or group of dialects spoken by this people, now generally regarded as forming a branch of the Nilo-Saharan family


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