Niger-Congo

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

Definition of Niger-Congo

: 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)


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