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Edoid languages

Edoid
Geographic
distribution:
South central Nigeria, west of the Niger River south the confluence of the Benue
Linguistic classification: Niger–Congo
Subdivisions:
  • Delta
  • North-Central
  • Northwestern
  • Southwestern
Glottolog: edoi1239[1]

The Edoid languages are some two-to-three dozen languages spoken in Southern Nigeria, predominantly in the former Bendel State. The name Edoid derives from its most widely spoken member, Edo, the language of Benin City, 5 million native and secondary speakers.

Languages

Ihievbe and Aduge are unclassified within their branches.

Phonology

Proto-Edoid is reconstructed as having a contrast between oral and nasal consonants and oral and [[nasal vowel

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