Nilotic languages

Nilotic languages
Nilotic
Geographic
distribution:
southwestern Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan, northeastern Congo (DRC), northern Uganda, western Kenya and northern Tanzania
Linguistic classification: Nilo-Saharan?
Subdivisions:
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The Nilotic languages are a group of Eastern Sudanic languages spoken across a wide area between southern Sudan and Tanzania by the Nilotic peoples, particularly associated with cattle-herding. They are divided into three subgroups:

Before Greenberg's reclassification, the term was used to refer to Western Nilotic alone, with the other two being grouped as related "Nilo-Hamitic languages".

See also

Nilotic languages are also spoken in Uganda

References

  • Creider, Chet A. (1989). The syntax of the Nilotic languages: Themes and variations. Berlin: D. Reimer. ISBN 3-496-00483-5. 

External links



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