Benue-Congo

Be·nue-Con·go

 (bān′wā-kŏng′gō)
n.
A branch of the Niger-Congo language family in the Volta-Congo group. Its eastern division contains the Bantu languages.

Benue-Congo

n
(Languages) a branch of the Niger-Congo family of African languages, consisting of the Bantu languages together with certain other languages of W Africa
adj
(Languages) relating or belonging to this group of languages

Be•nue-Con•go

(ˈbeɪ nweɪˈkɒŋ goʊ)
n.
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.
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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 language family.
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.