Chadic language

DEFINITIONS OF: Chadic language

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n a family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa

Synonyms:
Chad, Chadic
Types:
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West Chadic
a group of Chadic languages spoken in northern Nigeria; Hausa in the most important member
Biu-Mandara
a group of Chadic languages spoken in the border area between Cameroon and Nigeria south of Lake Chad
East Chadic
a group of Chadic languages spoken in Chad
Masa
an independent group of closely related Chadic languages spoken in the area between the Biu-Mandara and East Chadic languages
Hausa, Haussa
the chief member of the Chadic family of Afroasiatic languages; widely used as a trading language
Bolanci, Bole
a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria and closely related to Hausa
Angas
a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria and closely related to Hausa
Bokkos, Daffo, Ron
a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria
Bade
a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria
Warji
a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria
Sayanci, Zaar
a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria
Pidlimdi, Tera, Yamaltu
a three-tone Chadic language
Bura, Pabir
a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
Higi, Kapsiki
a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
Mandara, Wandala
a Chadic language spoken in the Mandara mountains in Cameroon; has only two vowels
Mafa, Matakam
a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
Sukur
a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
Daba, Kola, Musgoi
a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
Bata
a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
Kotoko
a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
Mulwi, Munjuk, Musgu
a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
Gidar
a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
Sibine, Somrai
a Chadic language spoken in Chad
Nancere
a Chadic language spoken in Chad
Kera
a Chadic language spoken in Chad
Dangaleat, Dangla
a Chadic language spoken in Chad; uses seven vowels plus differences in vowel length
Mokulu
a Chadic language spoken in Chad
Sokoro
a Chadic language spoken in Chad
Type of:
Afrasian, Afrasian language, Afro-Asiatic, Afroasiatic, Afroasiatic language, Hamito-Semitic
a large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa
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