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Niger-Congo

[ nahy-jer-kong-goh ]
/ ˈnaɪ dʒərˈkɒŋ goʊ /
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noun
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
of, belonging to, or constituting Niger-Congo.
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British Dictionary definitions for Niger-Congo

Niger-Congo

noun
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
relating to or belonging to this family of languages
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