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Chadic
Geographic
distribution:
Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Central African Republic, Cameroon
Genetic
classification
:
Afroasiatic
 Chadic
Subdivisions:
ISO 639-5: cdc
Ethnic territories of the Chadic speaking peoples in Nigeria

The Chadic languages constitute a language family spoken across northern Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Central African Republic and Cameroon, belonging to the Afroasiatic phylum. The most widely spoken Chadic language is Hausa, the lingua franca of much of West Africa.

Newman 1977 divided the family into four groups, which have been accepted in all subsequent literature:

Two branches, which include
(A) the Hausa, Ron, Bole, and Angas languages; and
(B) the Bade, Warji, and Zaar languages.
Three branches, which include
(A) the Bura, Kamwe, and Bata languages, among other groups;
(B) the Buduma and Musgu languages; and
(C) the Gidar language
Two branches, which include
(A) the Tumak, Nancere, and Kera languages; and
(B) the Dangaléat, Mokulu, and Sokoro languages

See also

List of Chadic languages

Bibliography

External links

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