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SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2002-016

A survey report for the Bantu languages

Authors  Nurse, Derek
Tucker, Irene
Abstract 

SIL aims to assess optimal groupings for literature development in the Bantu language family. As a start, this report presents a map on the current understanding of the number and location of all Bantu langauges. The map includes groupings based on Guthrie's classic 1948 work which is the standard reference. It also gives an overview of the present knowledge on the relationship between each variety.

  A survey report for the Bantu languages
Published  2002
Countries  Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kenya
Nigeria
Somalia
Uganda
Subjects  Language classification
Language surveys
Sociolinguistics
Keywords  Language surveys; Language classification