Kadu languages

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Not to be confused with Sak language.
Kadu
Tumtum
Kadugli–Krongo
Geographic
distribution:
Nuba Mountains, Sudan
Linguistic classification: Nilo-Saharan?
  • Central Sudanic – Kadu ?
    • Kadu
Subdivisions:
  • Western
  • Central
  • Eastern
Glottolog: kadu1256[1]

The Kadu languages, also known as Kadugli–Krongo or Tumtum, are a small language family, once included in Kordofanian but since Thilo Schadeberg (1981) widely seen as Nilo-Saharan. However, there is little evidence for either classification, and a conservative classification would treat the Kadu languages as an independent family.[2]

There are three branches:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kadugli–Krongo". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Gerrit Dimmendaal, 2008. "Language Ecology and Linguistic Diversity on the African Continent", Language and Linguistics Compass 2/5:843ff.