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English: In the classification of African languages, Bantoid is a branch of the Benue–Congo subfamily of the Niger–Congo phylum. The term 'Bantoid' was first used by Krause in 1895 for languages that showed resemblances in vocabulary to Bantu. Greenberg in his 1963 The Languages of Africa defined Bantoid as the group to which (Narrow) Bantu belongs together with its closest relatives; this is the sense in which the term is still used today.
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This category has only the following subcategory.
- ► Southern Bantoid languages (1 C, 2 F)
Media in category "Bantoid languages"
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- Map of the Bantoid languages of Nigeria and Cameroon.svg 1,362 × 1,188; 16.48 MB
- Map of the Bantoid languages.svg 1,342 × 1,123; 1.06 MB