Chadic languages

branch of the Afroasiatic languages

The Chadic languages are a branch of languages from the Afroasiatic language family. They are spoken in West Africa, mainly in the countries Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Central African Republic and Cameroon. There are around 150 Chadic languages still spoken. The most widely spoken Chadic language is Hausa.

Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Central African Republic, Cameroon
Linguistic classification:Afro-Asiatic
  • Chadic
ISO 639-5:cdc
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Map of the distribution of the Chadic languages within Africa
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Detailed map of the of the distribution of Chadic languages in Western and Central Africa