Biu–Mandara languages

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Biu–Mandara
Central Chadic
Geographic
distribution:
Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon
Linguistic classification: Afro-Asiatic
Subdivisions:
  • Tera
  • Bura–Higi
  • Wandala–Mafa
  • Daba
  • Bata (Gbwata)
  • Mandage (Kotoko)
  • Yedina
  • East–Central
Glottolog: bium1280[1]
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Central Chadic per Newman (1977)
Main Chadic-speaking peoples in Nigeria.

The Biu–Mandara or Central Chadic languages of the Afro-Asiatic family are spoken in Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon. The most widely spoken is Kamwe, with 300,000 speakers.

Languages[edit]

The branches of Biu–Mandara go either by names or by letters and numbers in an outline format.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Biu–Mandara". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Blench, 2006. The Afro-Asiatic Languages: Classification and Reference List (ms)

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