CLT Chadic Linguistics · Linguistique Tchadique · Tschadistik

CLT Chadic Linguistics · Linguistique Tchadique · Tschadistik

Edited by: Henning Schreiber, Yvonne Treis, Georg Ziegelmeyer. Series founded by: Dymitr Ibriszimow, Henry Tourneux, H. Ekkehard Wolff.

University of Hamburg, LLACAN/Paris, University of Vienna

The term Chadic Languages nowadays mostly describes the more than 140 individual languages and dialects spoken in the geographical area of northern Nigeria, northern Cameroon and the south of the Chad. The Chadic languages belong to the Afro-Asiatic (formerly: Hamito-Semitic) language family. By far the most important language of this group is Hausa, which is spoken by between 40 to 50 million people and is the most important vehicular language used in western and central Africa. The other Chadic languages combined total only about a further half a million speakers.

The contributions to this series are double peer-reviewed.

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