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 9= TRANSAFRICAN



Covers the "Benue+East Kwa" reference area (the north-western section of "old Benue-Congo", plus the eastern section of "old Kwa") within the "Volta-Congo" affinity, within the wider "Transafrican" continental affinity.

Comprising 11 sets of languages (= 209 outer languages) spoken by communities in eastern West Africa, centered on the lower Niger + Benue basin, between the Togo Highlands and Cameroon Highlands.

A continuum of relationships among languages covered by phylozones 98=Benuic and 99=Bantuic passes through the transitional languages of the [98] Junaare + Tagbo (Mambila + Samba-Daka) chain.

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