Niger-Congo

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Coined in the 1950s by Joseph Greenberg, from the name of the two principal rivers in the area this language family is spoken, the Niger River and the Congo River.

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Niger-Congo

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

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