Jukunoid languages

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Jukunoid
Geographic
distribution
Nigeria, Cameroon
Linguistic classification Niger–Congo
Glottolog juku1257[1]
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The Jukunoid languages shown within Nigeria and Cameroon

The Jukunoid languages are a branch of the Central Nigerian (or Platoid) languages spoken by the Jukun and related peoples of Nigeria and Cameroon.

Their asymmetrical nasal consonants are abnormal for West Africa.

Classification[edit]

The following classification is from Glottolog;[1] the Korofofa branch has been added from Ethnologue (Glottolog classifies the Korofofa languages as Jukun):[2]

Ethnologue adds the Yukubenic branch of the Plateau languages as part of a Yukubenic-Kuteb group[2] based on Shimizu (1980), and Blench also follows this classification.[3] Ethnologue also leaves the Wurbo language Shoo-Minda-Nye as unclassified within Jukun–Mbembe–Wurbo, and includes the unclassified Benue–Congo language Tita in its place.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Jukunoid". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jukunoid". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  3. ^ Roger Blench (15 November 2005). "Is there a boundary between Plateau and Jukunoid? (PDF Download Available)". ResearchGate. p. 3, 5. Retrieved 2017-07-26.