Nyasa languages

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Nyasa
Geographic
distribution:
Malawi and surrounding areas, C Mozambique
Linguistic classification: Niger–Congo
Glottolog: sena1269  (Sena–Nyanja)[1]
tumb1250  (Tumbuka)[2]

The Nyasa languages are an apparently valid genealogical group of Bantu languages. With the reassignment of a couple Guthrie Zone N languages to other branches, Nyasa is essentially synonymous with Zone N. The languages and their Guthrie identifications are:

Poorly known Mwera-Nyasa is N20 and presumably belongs here as well. Nurse (2003) has doubts about Nyungwe and Sena.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Sena–Nyanja". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Tumbuka". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.