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Related to Niger-Congo: Bantu languages
A large and widely dispersed language family of sub-Saharan Africa that includes the Mande, Atlantic, and Volta-Congo branches.
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(Languages) 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
(Languages) relating to or belonging to this family of languages
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Ni•ger-Con•go(ˈnaɪ dʒərˈkɒŋ goʊ)
a family of African languages, spoken from Senegal eastward to Kenya and over most of equatorial and S Africa, and having as branches West Atlantic, Mande, Gur, Kwa, Benue-Congo, and Adamawa-Eastern.
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|Noun||1.||Niger-Congo - a family of African language spoken in west Africa|
Sango - a trade language widely used in Chad
Niger-Kordofanian, Niger-Kordofanian language - the family of languages that includes most of the languages spoken in Africa south of the Sahara; the majority of them are tonal languages but there are important exceptions (e.g., Swahili or Fula)
Bantoid language, Bantu - a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent
Gur, Voltaic - a group of Niger-Congo languages spoken primarily in southeastern Mali and northern Ghana
West African - a group of languages spoken in the extreme western part of West Africa
Mande - a group of African languages in the Niger-Congo group spoken from Senegal east as far as the Ivory Coast
Kwa - a group of African language in the Niger-Congo group spoken from the Ivory Coast east to Nigeria
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