The Linguasphere Register

of the world’s languages and speech communities

The linguascale

Change sector or zone

Geosector 0= AFRICA

Phylosector 1= AFRO-ASIAN

Geosector 2= AUSTRALASIA

Phylosector 3= AUSTRONESIAN

Geosector 4= EURASIA

Phylosector 5= INDO-EUROPEAN

Geosector 6= NORTH-AMERICA

Phylosector 7= SINO-INDIAN

Geosector 8= SOUTH-AMERICA

Phylosector 9= TRANSAFRICAN

Phylosector 1= AFRO-ASIAN



Covers the "Biu + Mandara" or "Central Chadic" grouping, part of the "Chadic" affinity within the wider "Afro-Asiatic" or "Hamito-Semitic" intercontinental affinity.

Comprising 9 sets of languages (62 outer languages) spoken by communities in North Central Africa, in and around the Mandara highlands (whence the term "Mandaric").

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