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Niger-Kordofanian

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The largest language family of sub-Saharan Africa, consisting of the Niger-Congo and Kordofanian branches.

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  • proper n. Niger-Congo

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the family of languages that includes most of the languages spoken in Africa south of the Sahara; the majority of them are tonal languages but there are important exceptions (e.g., Swahili or Fula)

Etymologies

Coined in the 1960s, from the then-valid classification of this language family in the two sub-branches Niger-Congo and Kordofanian, which is today considered obsolete. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That last bit of info, "The ancestry of African Americans is predominantly from Niger-Kordofanian (~71%), European (~13%), and other African (~8%) populations", that is of such potential importance to those doing family geneological research.

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  • The ancestry of African Americans is predominantly from Niger-Kordofanian (~71%), European (~13%), and other African (~8%) populations.

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  • There are word lists for the major Indo-European languages as well as a number of other families: Afroasiatic, Austronesian, Dravidian, Niger-Kordofanian, and so on.

    languagehat.com: WORDGUMBO.

  • West Africans speaking the Niger-Kordofanian language were found to share many genetic traits with African-Americans, indicating they were the ancestors of most of the slaves sent to the New World.

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  • The data shows that African-Americans are descended primarily from Niger-Kordofanian ancestors

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  • It was found that the ancestry of African Americans is mainly from Niger-Kordofanian (71\%), European (13\%), and other African (8\%) populations, although admixture levels varied considerably among individuals.

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  • The similarity of the West African component of African-American ancestry to the profile from non-Bantu Niger-Kordofanian speaking populations, which include the Igbo and Yoruba from Nigeria and the Brong from Ghana A comparison of the West African segments of African-American genomes.

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  • The similarity of the West African component of African-American ancestry to the profile from non-Bantu Niger-Kordofanian speaking populations, which include the Igbo and Yoruba from Nigeria and the Brong from Ghana.

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