Niger-Kordofanian language

noun
the family of languages that includes most of the languages spoken in Africa south of the Sahara; the majority of them are tonal languages but there are important exceptions (e.g., Swahili or Fula)
Syn: ↑Niger-Kordofanian
Topics: ↑Swahili
Hypernyms: ↑natural language, ↑tongue
Hyponyms: ↑Kordofanian, ↑Niger-Congo

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  • Niger-Kordofanian — [nī′jər kôr΄də fā′nē ən] adj. designating or of a language family comprising the Niger Congo subfamily and the Kordofanian subfamily …   English World dictionary

  • Niger-Kordofanian — /nuy jeuhr kawr deuh fan ee euhn/, n. a language family comprising Niger Congo and Kordofanian. * * * …   Universalium

  • Niger-Kordofanian — /ˌnaɪdʒə kɔdəˈfeɪniən/ (say .nuyjuh kawduh fayneeuhn) noun a language grouping including the Niger Congo and Kordofanian languages …   Australian English dictionary

  • Niger–Congo languages — Niger–Congo Niger–Kordofanian (obsolete) Geographic distribution: Sub Saharan Africa Linguistic classification: one of the world s primary language families Subdivisions: Dogon …   Wikipedia

  • Niger-Congo — [nī′jərkäŋ′gō] adj. designating or of a large subfamily of the Niger Kordofanian language family, covering much of sub Saharan Africa and including the Bantu, Kwa, and Voltaic branches …   English World dictionary

  • Niger-Congo languages — Infobox Language family name=Niger Congo altname=Niger Kordofanian (obsolete) region=Sub Saharan Africa familycolor=Niger Congo family=one of the world s primary language families child1=?? Bangi me child2=? Dogon child3=Ijoid child4=Mande child5 …   Wikipedia

  • Niger-Congo — noun a family of African language spoken in west Africa • Hypernyms: ↑Niger Kordofanian, ↑Niger Kordofanian language • Hyponyms: ↑Sango, ↑Bantu, ↑Bantoid language, ↑Gur, ↑Voltaic, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kordofanian — noun a group of languages spoken in the relatively small Kordofan area of the south Sudan • Hypernyms: ↑Niger Kordofanian, ↑Niger Kordofanian language * * * ˌkȯrdəˈfanēən noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: Kordofan province, Republic of the… …   Useful english dictionary


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