Benue-Congo - definition of Benue-Congo by The Free Dictionary
A branch of the Niger-Congo language family in the Volta-Congo group. Its eastern division contains the Bantu languages.
(Languages) a branch of the Niger-Congo family of African languages, consisting of the Bantu languages together with certain other languages of W Africa
(Languages) relating or belonging to this group of languages
Be•nue-Con•go (ˈbeɪ nweɪˈkɒŋ goʊ)
a language family of central and S Africa, a branch of the Niger-Congo family, that includes the Bantu family and other languages of Nigeria and Cameroon.
References in periodicals archive
One of the experiments by the Ghanaian El Anatsui, who has spent his remarkably productive career at UNN, is to Blend two other West African indigenous forms with uli; his native aainkara and the nsibidi of speakers of the Benue-Congo
languages in Nigeria's southernmost eastern districts.
Igbo belongs to the West Benue-Congo
sub family of the proto Benue-Congo
In the first analysis of postlingual deafness language patterns in any African language, she focuses on Yoruba, a Benue-Congo
language of Nigeria, Togo, and Benin.
This paper explores the syntactic and semantic character of previously undescribed sentence complements (SCs) in Emai, a Benue-Congo
language of Nigeria's Edoid group.