Originally published in 1956, this volume presents a survey of the non-Bantu languages in the area extending south of the Sahara from Lake Chad to the Indian Ocean, together withj those of South Africa. The arrangement is primarily linguistic, in as much as larger units which show some indisputable affinities are where possible treated contiguously. Languages in the centre of the total area are discussed first, followed by thos ein the west, north, east and finally south.
1. Moru-Mangbetu Languages 2. Bongo-Bagirmi Lanuages 3. Sere-Mundu Languages 4. MBA Group 5. Zande 6. Banda-Gbaya-Ngbandi Languages 7. Bua Group 8. Somrai Group 9. East Saharan Languages 10. Mimi 11. Maba Group 12. Tama Group 13. Fur 14. Daju Group 15. Nyimang Group 16. Temein Group 17. Katla Group 18. Koalib-Tagoi Languages 19. Kadugli-Krongo Group 20. Nubian Group 21. Barea 22. Kunama 23. Berta 24. Tabi 25. 'Gule' 26. Koma Group 27. Didinga-Murle Group 28. Bako Group 29. Teuso 30. Nilotic Languages 31. Nilo-Hamitic Lanuages 32. Cushitic Languages 33. African Semitic Languages 34. Iraqw Group 35. Mbugu 36. Sanye. Linguistic Notes. Supplement: The Non-Bantu Languages of Southern Africa E. O. J. Westphal 37. Sandawe-Hottentot Languages 38. Bushman-Hadza Languages
Due to modern production methods, it was not possible to reproduce these fold-out maps within the re-issue of this series. They are therefore displayed here, in the order in which they appear in the book: