Definition of Niger-congo

1. Noun. A family of African language spoken in west Africa.

Definition of Niger-congo

1. Proper noun. (linguistics) A major language family of sub-Saharan Africa noted for the use of a noun class system. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Niger-congo

Niewenglowski rays
Nigel no friends
Nigella damascena
Nigella hispanica
Nigella sativa
Niger-Kordofanian language
Niger River
Niger franc
Nigerian Pidgin
Nigerian Sign Language
Nigerian capital
Nigerian monetary unit
Nigerian scam

Literary usage of Niger-congo

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1. Ridpath's Universal History: An Account of the Origin, Primitive Condition by John Clark Ridpath (1899)
"... contains the central basins, not only of one or two of the great lakes in the heart of the continent, but also of the rivers Niger, Congo, Upper Nile, ..."

2. A Naturalist in Mid-Africa: Being an Account of a Journey to the Mountains by George Francis Scott Elliot (1896)
"... broadened and deepened, and finally occupy, as they do now, the whole Niger-Congo area, with pioneers in the valleys of Ruwenzori and the Malagarasi. ..."

3. Representations of Violence: Art about the Sierra Leone Civil War by Patrick K. Muana, Chris Corcoran, Russell D. Feingold (2005)
"This family is divided into two groups: the Niger-Congo branch and the Kordofanian branch. The Niger-Congo branch sub-divides into two other groups, ..."

4. A Dissertation on the Course and Probable Termination of the Niger by Rufane Shaw Donkin (1829)
"This grand and prodigious stream has by some been strangely called the Niger- Congo, on an assumption that both rivers unite somewhere, and become one and ..."

5. Teaching the New Geography: A Manual for Use with the Frye-Atwood by Wallace Walter Atwood, Helen Goss Thomas (1921)
"Nile, Niger, Congo, Zambezi rivers. 13. Navigation on the Nile is interrupted by a series of cataracts ; on the Congo, by Livingstone Falls and Stanley ..."

6. The Edinburgh Annual Register by Sir Walter Scott, Walter Scott (1821)
"... some point of the mighty stream of the Niger-Congo ; for it was upon Park's hypothesis of these two great rivers being one, that the plan was founded. ..."

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