Kim languages

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southern Chad
Linguistic classification Niger–Congo
Glottolog kimb1240[1]

The Kim languages are a small group of the Mbum–Day languages of the provisional Savanna family, spoken in southern Chad. They are:

Kim (Garap, Gerep, Kolop, Kosop), Besme, Goundo.

Goundo is nearly extinct, and Besme has only a thousand or so speakers.

The Kim languages were labeled "G14" in Joseph Greenberg's Adamawa language-family proposal.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kim–Besme–Goundo". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.