Basaa languages

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Linguistic classificationNiger–Congo

The Basaa languages are a clade of Bantu languages coded Zone A.40 in Guthrie's classification. According to Nurse & Philippson (2003), the languages remaining from the formation of the Mbam group form a valid node. They are:

BasaaKogo (Bakoko), RombiBankon.

Hijuk was listed as unclassified A.50 in Guthrie, but according to Ethnologue it is quite similar to Basaa.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Basaa (A.40)". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.


  • Nurse & Philippson (2003), The Bantu Languages.