Great Lakes Bantu languages

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Great Lakes Bantu
Bantu zone J
Geographic
distribution:
Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Lake Victoria
Linguistic classification: Niger–Congo
Glottolog: grea1289[1]

The Great Lakes Bantu languages, also known as Lacustrine Bantu and Bantu zone J, are a group of Bantu languages of East Africa. They were recognized as a group by the Tervuren team, who posited them as an additional zone (zone J) to Guthrie's largely geographic classification of Bantu.[2]

Languages[edit]

The languages are, according to Bastin, Coupez, & Mann (1999), with Sumbwa added per Nurse (2003):

(See also Runyakitara language, Nkore-Kiga)

The codes in parentheses are Guthrie's original geographic classification. Maho (2009) adds Yaka.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Great Lakes Bantu". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Derek Nurse, 2003, The Bantu Languages