Benue-Congo

Be•nue-Con•go
[[t]ˈbeɪ nweɪˈkɒŋ goʊ[/t]] n.
peo a language family of central and S Africa, a branch of the Niger-Congo family, that includes the Bantu family and other languages of Nigeria and Cameroon

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Benue-Congo — /bay nway kong goh/, n. a branch of Niger Congo that comprises a large number of languages, as Efik, Tiv, and the Bantu languages, spoken in central and southern Africa. * * * …   Universalium

  • Benue-Congo — [ bɛnweɪ] noun a major branch of the Niger–Congo family of languages, including Efik and Fula. Origin from the names of rivers …   English new terms dictionary

  • Benue-Congo — /ˌbɛnʊeɪ ˈkɒŋgoʊ/ (say .benooay konggoh) noun 1. the branch of the Niger Congo group of African languages which contains the Bantu languages. –adjective 2. relating or belonging to this group of languages …   Australian English dictionary

  • Benue-Congo — /bay nway kong goh/, n. a branch of Niger Congo that comprises a large number of languages, as Efik, Tiv, and the Bantu languages, spoken in central and southern Africa …   Useful english dictionary

  • Benue-Congo languages — Infobox Language family name=Benue Congo region=Subsaharan Africa, from Nigeria east and south familycolor=Niger Congo fam2=Atlantic Congo fam3=Volta Congo ? child1=Bantoid child2=Cross River child3=Dakoid child4=Jukunoid child5=Kainji… …   Wikipedia

  • Benue-Congo languages — Largest branch of the Niger Congo language family, both in numbers of languages (900) and speakers (at least 500 million). Its major divisions are Defoid, including Yoruba, with more than 20 million speakers; Edoid, including Edo (see kingdom of… …   Universalium

  • benué-congo, lenguas — La rama más grande de las lenguas nigerocongoleñas, tanto en cantidad de lenguas (900) como en número de hablantes (por lo menos 500 millones). Sus divisiones principales son el defoid, incluido el yoruba, con más de 20 millones de hablantes; el… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Lenguas Benué-Congo — Las lenguas Benué Congo o benue congoleñas, constituyen el mayor grupo de lenguas nigero congoleñas, con unas 900 lenguas según Ethnologue 2009 y unos 270 millones de hablantes. Fueron propuestas por Greenberg en 1963 dentro de las lenguas Volta… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Benue — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El término Benue se puede referir a: El río Benue, que es el principal afluente del río Niger. El estado de Benue en Nigeria. Lenguas benue congo, grupo de lenguas africano. Obtenido de Benue Categoría:… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Benue-Kongo — Die Benue Kongo Sprachen bilden zusammen mit den Kwa Sprachen den Südzweig der Volta Kongo Sprachen, eines Primärzweigs des Niger Kongo. Die rund 900 Benue Kongo Sprachen werden von über 270 Millionen Menschen in West , Zentral und Süd Afrika… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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