Chadic languages

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Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Central African Republic, Cameroon
Linguistic classification:Afro-Asiatic
  • Chadic
ISO 639-5:cdc

Map of the distribution of the Chadic languages within Africa

Detailed map of the of the distribution of Chadic languages in Western and Central Africa

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.