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Chadic language

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Chadic
Geographic
distribution:
Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Central African Republic, Cameroon
Linguistic classification: Negro-Egyptian
  • Chadic
Subdivisions:
ISO 639-5: cdc

The Chadic languages constitute a language family of perhaps 150 languages spoken across northern Nigeria, southern Niger, southern Chad, Central African Republic and nortern Cameroon, belonging to the Afroasiatic phylum. The most widely spoken Chadic language is Hausa, a lingua franca of much of inland West Afrika.

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