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CHADIC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Chadic mean? 

CHADIC (noun)
  The noun CHADIC has 1 sense:

1. a family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa

  Familiarity information: CHADIC used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHADIC (noun)


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Meaning:

A family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Chadic; Chadic language; Chad

Hypernyms ("Chadic" is a kind of...):

Afrasian; Afrasian language; Afro-Asiatic; Afroasiatic; Afroasiatic language; Hamito-Semitic (a large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Chadic"):

West Chadic (a group of Chadic languages spoken in northern Nigeria; Hausa in the most important member)

Biu-Mandara (a group of Chadic languages spoken in the border area between Cameroon and Nigeria south of Lake Chad)

East Chadic (a group of Chadic languages spoken in Chad)

Masa (an independent group of closely related Chadic languages spoken in the area between the Biu-Mandara and East Chadic languages)


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