Pronunciation: (jûr'mu, jâr'-), [key]
—pl. -mas, (esp. collectively) -ma for 1.
1. a member of a people living in southwestern Niger, closely related to the Songhai.
2. the Nilo-Saharan language, a dialect of Songhai, spoken by the Djermas. Also,Dyerma.
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