Bantoid language


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Noun1.Bantoid language - a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent
Niger-Congo - a family of African language spoken in west Africa
Chichewa - the Bantu language of the Chewa of east central Africa
ChiMwini - a Bantu language spoken in southern Somalia
Chishona - a Bantu language that is one of the two major languages of Zimbabwe
Fang - a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon
Gikuyu - a Bantu language spoken in western Kenya
Giriama - a Bantu language spoken in the coastal regions of eastern Kenya
Herero - a Banto language spoken by the Herero in Namibia, Botswana, and Angola
Kamba - a Bantu language spoken by the Kamba in Kenya
Chaga, Chagga, Kichaga - a Bantu language spoken by the Chaga in northern Tanzania
Kinyarwanda - a Bantu language
Kiswahili - a Bantu language
Kongo - the Bantu language spoken by the Kongo living in the tropical forests of Zaire and Congo and Angola
Tshiluba, Luba - a Bantu language spoken in southeastern Congo
LuGanda - the Bantu language of the Buganda people; spoken in Uganda
Luyia - a Bantu language
Mashi - a Bantu language
Mwera - a Bantu language spoken in southern coastal Tanzania
Nguni - a group of southern Bantu languages
Nyamwezi - a Bantu language spoken in central Tanzania
Pokomo - a Bantu language spoken in the Kenyan coastal areas of East Africa
Shona - a Bantu language spoken in Zimbabwe
Sotho - any of the mutually intelligible southern Bantu languages of the Sotho in Botswana and South Africa and Lesotho
Umbundu - a Bantu language spoken in Angola
Swahili - the most widely spoken Bantu languages; the official language of Kenya and Tanzania and widely used as a lingua franca in east and central Africa
Tonga - the language of the Tongan people of south central Africa (Zambia and Rhodesia)
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Durorp is a semi-Bantu or Bantoid language spoken by a minority people known as Bororp, or people of the Kororp ethnic group, who live in the southwestern part of Cameroon and the southeastern tip of Nigeria.
9) Labial prefix in Noni, a Bantoid language spoken in Cameroon (Hyman 1981)
Among their topics are kaleidoscopic variations on grammatical themes: relative clauses in Bantoid languages of Cameroon, the augment as a construct form marker in Eton relative clause constructions, relative clauses in (Western) Ejagham, a prolegomenon to the syntax of the relative clause in the Eastern Grasslands Bantu borderland, and relative clauses in Vute grammar and discourse.