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Dendi is a Songhay language used as a trade language across northern Benin (along the Niger River; Donga and Alibori provinces, e.g. Djougou, Kandi). It forms a dialect cluster with Zarma and Songhai proper but is heavily influenced by Bariba.
- "Dendi". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Dendi (Benin)". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- This map is based on classification from Glottolog and data from Ethnologue.
- Joe Salmons, Accentual change and language contact: Comparative survey and a case study of early Northern Europe