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

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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