1A member of a people inhabiting parts of eastern South Sudan and western Ethiopia.
2The Western Nilotic language of the Anuak.
Of, belonging to, or designating the Anuak or their language.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Keith Johnston (1844–1879), geographer and map publisher. From Anuak àɲwáa, self-designation from a-, derivational prefix + ɲwak to share + -a, singular ending, which causes morphophonological deletion of the -k-.