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Nile-Saharan Languages (Doctorate Africa)

Songhai, Luo, Kanuri, Maasai, Lugbara (Nile-Saharan Languages, Doctorate in African Business)

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The Nilo-Saharan languages are a family of African spoken languages by 60 million people.

The Nilo-Saharan languages are spoken in 17 African countries, such as Algeria, Benin, Libya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan or Tanzania.

Main Nilo-Saharan languages:

  1. Luo (Dholuo, 4 millions). The language of Luo people of Kenya and Tanzania, the third largest ethnic group in Kenya
  2. Kanuri (4 millions), The main ethnic group of the Lake Chad
  3. Songhai (3 millions). Spread along the Niger River in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger
  4. Teso (2 millions), related to Maasai people (Kenya)
  5. Nubian (1.7 millions), the language of Nubia (South of Egypt and North of Sudan)
  6. Lugbara (1.7 millions), The main language of Central Sudan, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  7. Nandi-Markweta languages (1.6 millions). The Rift Valley in Kenya.
  8. Lango (1,5 millions), a Luo language, one of the main languages of Uganda.
  9. Dinka (1.4 millions) in South Sudan
  10. Acholi (1.2 millions). Another Luo language from Uganda.
  11. Nuer (1 million), in South Sudan and Ethiopia
  12. Maasai (1 million), spoken by the people Maasai in Kenya
  13. Ngambay (1 million) the main language of Southern Chad

Academic Programs (Courses, Masters, Doctorates) related to the Niger River region

African Student, Master in International Business

  1. Course: Business in West Africa
  2. Masters: Business in Africa, Transport in Africa, International Business
  3. Doctorates: African Business, Islamic Business, World Trade, Global Logistics

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