Neha Patil

West Chadic languages

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Geographic distribution  Nigeria, Niger
Glottolog  west2785
West Chadic languages
Linguistic classification  Afro-Asiatic Chadic West Chadic
Subdivisions  Hausa Bole–Angas Bade–Warji Barawa

The West Chadic languages of the Afro-Asiatic family are spoken principally in Niger and Nigeria. They include Hausa, the most populous Chadic language and the major language of West Africa.

Languages

The branches of West Chadic go either by names or by letters and numbers in an outline format.

  • Hausa (A.1): Hausa, Gwandara
  • Bole–Angas
  • Bole (Bole–Tangale) (A.2)
  • North (Bole proper): Bure, Karekare, Bole, Gera, Geruma, Deno, Galambu, Giiwo, Kubi, Ngamo, Maaka (Maagha), Ɓeele, Daza (Dazawa), ?Pali
  • South (Tangale): Kwaami, Pero, Piya-Kwonci, Kholok, Nyam, Kushi (Goji), Kutto (Kupto), Tangale, Dera (Kanakuru)
  • Angas (A.3): Ngas (Angas), Mwaghavul, Cakfem-Mushere, Jorto, Kofyar, Miship (Chip), Goemai, Koenoem, Montol, Pyapun, Tal
  • Yiwom (Gerka)
  • Ron (A.4): Fyer, Tambas, Bokkos, Daffo-Butura, Shagawu, Duhwa (Karfa), Kulere, Mundat, Sha
  • Bade–Warji
  • Bade (B.1): Duwai; Bade, Shira (†), Ngizim, Teshenawa (†), Auyokawa (†)
  • Warji (B.2): Pa'a; Warji, Diri, Ciwogai, Kariya (Vinahə), Mburku, Miya, Siri, Zumbun (Jimbin), Ajawa (†)
  • Barawa (B.3), South Bauchi
  • Zaar: Dass; Geji, Polci (Polchi), Saya, Zari, Zeem
  • Guruntum: Guruntum-Mbaaru, Ju, Tala, Zangwal
  • Boghom: Jimi, Jum; Boghom, Kir-Balar, Mangas
  • In addition, Poki is unclassified within West Chadic.

    References

    West Chadic languages Wikipedia


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