Northeast Bantu languages

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Northeast Bantu
Northeast Savanna Bantu
Geographic
distribution:
Tanzania, Kenya
Linguistic classification: Niger–Congo
Glottolog: nort3203[1]
nyat1247  (Nyaturu–Nyilamba)[2]

The Northeast Bantu languages are a group of Bantu languages of East African which share a phonological innovation called Dahl's Law that is unlikely to be borrowed. In Guthrie's geographic classification, they fall within Bantu zones E50 plus E46 (Sonjo), E60 plus E74a (Taita), F21–22, J, G60, plus Northeast Coast Bantu (of zones E & G).[3]

The languages, or clusters, are:

Notes[edit]

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