The Languages of West Africa: Handbook of African Languages Part 2, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Languages of West Africa

Handbook of African Languages Part 2, 1st Edition

By Diedrich Westermann, M. A. Bryan


278 pages

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This volume, originally published in 1970, presents a survey of the languages spoken in an area extending from the Atlantic coast at the Sengal River eastward to the Lake Chad region. The area covered by this volume is mainly a goegraphical one, so it follows that not all the languages included are related to one another, though a certain degree of homogeneity appears.

Table of Contents

1. West Atlantic Languages 2. Mande Languages 3. Songhai 4. Kru Language Group 5. Gur Languages 6. Kwa Languages 7. Isolated Groups or Units (Class Languages) 8. Isolated Groups or Units (non-Class Languages) 9. Chadic Languages

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Linguistic Surveys of Africa

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Etymology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies