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Benue-Congo Subfamily of Languages


                                              Benue-Congo
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  Oko      |            Defoid  Edoid  Nupoid  Idomoid  Igboid  Cross  Kainji   Platoid   Bantoid
           |               |                                           River                 |
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       |       |      _____|____                                      ___|___            ____|_____
     Ukaan   Akpes   |          |                                    |       |          |          |
                     |          |                                    |       |          |          |
                  Yoruboid   Akokoid                               Bendi   Delta-    Northern   Southern
                             (Amgbe)                                       Cross     Bantoid    Bantoid
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                                                                                            Other    Bantu 
                                                                                            groups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Notes

Benue-Congo is divided into eleven groups and all are found mostly in Nigeria, except Bantoid.

Sources

Brown, K. and S. Ogilvie, eds. Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World. Oxford: Elsevier Ltd., 2009.

 


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