West Chadic languages

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West Chadic
Geographic
distribution:
Nigeria, Niger
Linguistic classification: Afro-Asiatic
Subdivisions:
  • Hausa
  • Bole–Angas
  • Bade–Warji
  • Barawa
Glottolog: west2785[1]
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West Chadic per Newman (1977)

The West Chadic languages of the Afro-Asiatic family are spoken principally in Niger and Nigeria.[2] They include Hausa, the most populous Chadic language and the major language of West Africa.

Languages[edit]

The branches of West Chadic go either by names or by letters and numbers in an outline format.[3]

In addition, Poki is unclassified within West Chadic.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "West Chadic". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
  3. ^ Blench, 2006. The Afro-Asiatic Languages: Classification and Reference List (ms)

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