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Niger-Congo Languages (Africa)

Swahili, Yoruba, Igbo, Fula, Wolof (Niger-Congo Languages, Doctorate in African Business)

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Niger-Congo languages are the largest linguistic family in Africa and the third largest in the world by extension, by number of speakers and number of languages.

The most spoken Niger-Congo languages according to the number of native speakers are Swahili, Yoruba, Igbo, Fula and Shona.

The traditional branches and main languages of the Nigerian-Congolese family are:

  1. Kordofanian languages: spoken in Southern Sudan
  2. Atlantic languages:
    1. Wolof, spoken in Senegal and Bambara
    2. Fula (Fulfulde in Senegal), Fula is spoken in Guinea, Senegambia, Macina, North-East of Nigeria and North of Cameroon (Pular).
      1. The countries with many bilingual speakers of Fulani are Mauritania, Mali, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger
  3. Kru languages: spoken in West Africa (Ivory Coast, Liberia, Burkina Faso); including Bété, Nyabwa and Dida
  4. Senufo languages: spoken in Ivory Coast and Mali
  5. Bozo languages, in Mali and Niger
  6. Dogon in Mali and Burkina Faso
  7. Gur languages: including Mooré (the Mossi) in Burkina Faso.
  8. Adamawa languages: including Chamba Leko in Cameroon
  9. Kwa languages: including Akan, spoken in Ghana.
  10. Volta-Níger languages: including GbE spoken languages in Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria, the best known are Ewe, Yoruba and Igbo
  11. Benue-Congo languages: they include the great Bantu family, with Swahili, Fang, Kongo, Zulu and many other languages of Southern and Central Africa

Nigerien Students: Masters, Business

  1. Masters: Business in Africa, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade
  2. Doctorates: African Business, World Trade, Global Logistics

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