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By Bernd Heine,Derek Nurse

greater than 40 years in the past it used to be established that the African continent should be divided into 4 special language households. learn on African languages has as a result been preoccupied with reconstructing and realizing similarities throughout those households. This has intended that an curiosity in different kinds of linguistic dating, equivalent to even if structural similarities and dissimilarities between African languages are the results of touch among those languages, hasn't ever been the topic of significant examine. This 2007 publication indicates that such similarities throughout African languages are extra universal than is largely believed. It offers a vast viewpoint on Africa as a linguistic sector, in addition to an research of particular linguistic areas. so one can have a greater figuring out of African languages, their buildings, and their historical past, additional info on those contact-induced relationships is key to realizing Africa's linguistic geography, and to reconstructing its historical past and prehistory.

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