Mimi of Nachtigal

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Mimi of Nachtigal
Native to Chad
Extinct (attested ca. 1870)
  • Maban
    • Mimi of Nachtigal
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog mimi1241[1]

Mimi of Nachtigal, or Mimi-N, is a language of Chad that is attested only in a word list labelled "Mimi" that was collected ca. 1870 by Gustav Nachtigal. Greenberg (1960) classified it as a Maban language, though a distant one. Subsequent researchers have supported a remote relationship, though there is little data to go on.[2]

See Mimi of Decorse for some of the attested vocabulary.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Mimi-Nachtigal". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Starostin, George. On Mimi, Journal of Language Relationship, v. 6, 2011, pp. 115-140.