Nzebi languages

The Nzebi languages are a series of Bantu languages spoken in the western Congo and in Gabon. They are coded Zone B.50 in Guthrie's classification. According to Nurse & Philippson (2003), the Nzebi languages form a valid node with West Teke (B.70). The languages are:

Nzebi
Njebi
Geographic
distribution
Central reaches of the Congo River and adjacent areas
Linguistic classificationNiger–Congo?
Glottolognjeb1244  (Njebi)
west2839  (West Teke)
(B.50) Nzebi, Wanzi, Duma, Tsaangi, (B.70) West Teke (Tsaayi, Laali, Yaa/Yaka, Tyee)

Maho (2009) adds B502 Mwele and B503 Vili (Ibhili).

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ReferencesEdit

  • Nurse, Derek; Philippson, Gérard, eds. (2003). The Bantu languages. London: Routledge. ISBN 9780700711345.