noun Ni·ger–Con·go \ˌnī-jər-ˈkäŋ-(ˌ)gō\

Definition of Niger–Congo

  1. :  a language family that includes the Mande and Kwa branches and that is spoken by most of the indigenous peoples of west, central, and south Africa

Origin and Etymology of niger–congo

Niger (river) + Congo (river)

First Known Use: circa 1949

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