A major language family of sub-Saharan Africa noted for the use of a noun class system.

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  • Niger-Congo — [nī′jərkäŋ′gō] adj. designating or of a large subfamily of the Niger Kordofanian language family, covering much of sub Saharan Africa and including the Bantu, Kwa, and Voltaic branches …   English World dictionary

  • Niger-Congo — V. nigéro congolais …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Niger-Congo — Die Niger Kongo Sprachen – früher auch niger kordofanische Sprachen genannt – bilden eine Familie von fast 1.400 Sprachen, die von etwa 400 Millionen Menschen im westlichen, zentralen, östlichen und südlichen Afrika gesprochen werden. Das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Niger-Congo — noun a family of African language spoken in west Africa • Hypernyms: ↑Niger Kordofanian, ↑Niger Kordofanian language • Hyponyms: ↑Sango, ↑Bantu, ↑Bantoid language, ↑Gur, ↑Voltaic, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Niger-Congo — /nuy jeuhr kong goh/, n. 1. a subfamily of Niger Kordofanian, that comprises a large number of languages of Africa, as Ewe, Ibo, Yoruba, and the Bantu languages, spoken in nearly all of the equatorial forest region and in much of southern Africa …   Universalium

  • Niger-Congo — noun Etymology: Niger (river) + Congo (river) Date: circa 1950 a language family that includes the Mande and Kwa branches and that is spoken by most of the indigenous peoples of west, central, and south Africa …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Niger-Congo — Ni•ger Con•go [[t]ˈnaɪ dʒərˈkɒŋ goʊ[/t]] n. peo a family of African languages, spoken from Senegal eastward to Kenya and over most of equatorial and S Africa, and having as branches West Atlantic, Mande, Gur, Kwa, Benue Congo, and Adamawa Eastern …   From formal English to slang

  • níger-congo — ► masculino LINGÜÍSTICA Supergrupo de unas 900 lenguas africanas habladas en una amplia zona que se extiende desde el norte de Senegal y Kenia hasta Namibia y la parte oriental de la provincia de El Cabo …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Niger-Congo — n. widely scattered family of African language spoken in west Africa …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Niger–Congo — adjective denoting or belonging to a large phylum of languages in Africa, including the Bantu, Mande, Gur, and Kwa families …   English new terms dictionary

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