Lega–Binja languages

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Lega–Binja
Linguistic classification: Niger–Congo
Glottolog: None
lega1252  (Lega complex + Holoholo)[1]
zimb1251  (Zimba)[2]

The Lega–Binja languages are part of the Bantu languages coded Zone D.20 in Guthrie's classification, specifically D.24–26, which according to Nurse & Philippson (2003) form a valid clade. According to Ethnologue, Bembe, which Nurse & Philippson were not sure belonged in its traditional group of D.50, is the closest language to Lega-Mwenga; Glottolog has it closest to Songoora. The resulting languages are:

Shabunda-Lega (incl. Kanu, Kwami), Mwenga-Lega, Bembe, Songoora (North Binja), Zimba (South Binja)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Lega complex + Holoholo". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Zimba". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

References[edit]

  • Nurse & Philippson (2003), The Bantu Languages.