Semi-Bantu


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Semi-Bantu

n
(Languages) 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
adj
(Languages) relating to or belonging to this group of languages
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Median vitamin D levels were not significantly different (p = 0.25) between the Semi-Bantu (88.8 nmol/L) and the Bantu (84.9 nmol/L) ethnic groups.
Southwest region is one of the ten regions in Cameroon, and the indigenes are mainly the Bantus ethnic group, with many Semi-Bantus as settlers and dark-skinned colour (type 5 and 6).
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.