Sabaki languages

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Sabaki
Swahili–Nyika
Geographic
distribution
Swahili Coast
Linguistic classification Niger–Congo
Glottolog coas1317[1]

The Sabaki languages are the Bantu languages of the Swahili Coast, named for the Sabaki River. In addition to Swahili, they include Ilwana (Malakote) and Pokomo on the Tana River in Kenya, Mijikenda, spoken on the Kenyan coast; and Comorian, in the Comoro Islands.[2] In Guthrie's geographic classification, Swahili is in Bantu zone G, whereas the other Sabaki languages are in zone E70, commonly under the name Nyika.

Languages[edit]

In addition, there are several Swahili creoles and pidgins: Cutchi-Swahili, Kisetla (Settler Swahili), Engsh, Sheng, Shaba Swahili (Katanga Swahili, Lubumbashi Swahili), Ngwana (Congo Swahili), Kikeya.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Coastal NEC Bantu". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Derek Nurse & Thomas Spear, 1985, The Swahili
  3. ^ Maho (2009)