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designating or of a large subfamily of the Niger-Kordofanian language family, covering much of sub-Saharan Africa and including the Bantu, Kwa, and Voltaic branches
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A large and widely dispersed language family of sub-Saharan Africa that includes the Mande, West Atlantic, and Central Niger-Congo branches.