Masa languages

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Masa
Geographic
distribution
Chad, Cameroon
Linguistic classification Afro-Asiatic
Subdivisions
  • North
  • South
Glottolog masa1323[1]

The Masa languages are a group of a dozen closely related Chadic languages of West Africa.

Languages[edit]

The Masa languages listed in Blench (2006) are:[2]

The exonym Zime is used for the Herdé, Ngeté, Pévé, and Mesmé. Similarly, Kaɗo is a generic name for the Peve–Kaɗo languages, a couple of which are called Lamé as well.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Masa". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Blench, 2006. The Afro-Asiatic Languages: Classification and Reference List (ms)

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