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Benue-Congo

Niger-Congo Language Family

The Niger-Congo language family is one of the largest language families in the world and the largest one in Africa in terms of its geographical spread across most of sub-Saharan Africa, number of speakers, and the number of languages (1514). Almost all of the most widely spoken languages of sub-Saharan Africa belong to the Niger-Congo family, and about 600 million people ...Full Article

Yoruba

Yorùbá (èdè Yorùbá) is a member of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken by some 28 million people, most of whom live in Nigeria. It is also ...Full Article

Swahili

Swahili, or Kiswahili, belongs to the larger Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. The name comes from the plural of the Arabic word sawāhil ‘coast’. ‘Ki-‘ is a prefix attached to nouns of the noun class that includes languages. Swahili ...Full Article

Rwanda

Rwanda, also called Kinyarwanda, Rwanda or Ruanda, is a Bantoid language that belongs to the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken by 6.5 million people in the Republic of Rwanda  by ...Full Article

Igbo

Igbo (Asụsụ Igbo), or Ibo , one of the largest languages of West Africa, is spoken by 18 million people in Nigeria. It belongs to the Benue-Congo group of the Niger-Congo ...Full Article