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Bantu languages – Mark Van de Velde (LLACAN)
There are 555 Bantu languages, spoken across a large part of sub-Saharan Africa south of a line from Cameroon in the west to Kenya in the east. The presumed cradle of the Bantu languages is in the grassfields on the border of what is now Cameroon and Nigeria. Thanks to the large number of languages and their very rich morphology, the Bantu family is a dream laboratory for studying linguistic change using the comparative method.