Niger-Kordofanian


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Niger-Kordofanian:

see African languagesAfrican languages,
geographic rather than linguistic classification of languages spoken on the African continent. Historically the term refers to the languages of sub-Saharan Africa, which do not belong to a single family, but are divided among several distinct linguistic stocks.
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Niger-Kordofanian, which is one of Givon's examples of a putative change from SOV to SVO, takes in about 1,000 languages, as does Austronesian, which provides numerous examples of a change from verb-first to SVO.

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