Niger-Congo


Niger-Congo

noun

  1. a subfamily of Niger-Kordofanian, that comprises a large number of languages of Africa, as Ewe, Ibo, Yoruba, and the Bantu languages, spoken in nearly all of the equatorial forest region and in much of southern Africa.

adjective

  1. of, belonging to, or constituting Niger-Congo.

noun

  1. a family of languages of Africa consisting of the Bantu languages together with most of the languages of the coastal regions of West Africa. The chief branches are Benue-Congo (including Bantu), Kwa, Mande, and West Atlantic

adjective

  1. relating to or belonging to this family of languages

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