Niger-Congo

noun
Ni·​ger-Con·​go | \ ˌnī-jər-ˈkäŋ-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce Niger-Congo (audio) \

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

First Known Use of Niger-Congo

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Niger-Congo

Niger (river) + Congo (river)

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The first known use of Niger-Congo was circa 1949

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“Niger-Congo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Niger-Congo. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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