- a group of languages of W Africa, mainly SE Nigeria and Cameroon, that were not traditionally classed as Bantu but that show certain essential Bantu characteristics. They are now classed with Bantu in the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo family
- relating to or belonging to this group of languages
Examples from the Web for semi-bantu
The sketch map showing the distribution of Bantu and Semi-Bantu languages is absurdly inadequate.
From this statement are excepted those tongues classified as "semi-Bantu."