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Map showing the distribution of African language families and some major African languages.

This map is one of the maps of the African language families series. Other maps in this series:

  • Afro-Asiatic
  • Nilo-Saharan
  • Niger-Congo
  • Khoi-San

Sources include

  • Heine, Bernd & Derek Nurse (eds.) (2000) African languages: an introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Stroomer, Harry (2002) In de schaduw van het Arabisch : over niet-arabische talen en culturen in Noord-Afrika en het Midden-Oosten. Inaugural oration, Leiden University.
  • Webb, Vic and Kembo-Sure (eds.) (1998) African Voices. An introduction to the languages and linguistics of Africa. Cape Town: Oxford University Press Southern Africa.
  • Kohler 1976 Khoi-San map (S.D.C.G. Laboratoire de Carthographie Thématique. PARIS: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.)
  • SIL-based maps

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The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed):
  • Bantu languages
  • Languages of Africa
  • Khoisan
  • User:Mark Dingemanse/gallery
  • Culture of Africa
  • User:R4000/Africa(Alt)
  • Africa