/nuy"jeuhr kong"goh/, n.
1. a subfamily of Niger-Kordofanian, that comprises a large number of languages of Africa, as Ewe, Ibo, Yoruba, and the Bantu languages, spoken in nearly all of the equatorial forest region and in much of southern Africa.
2. of, belonging to, or constituting Niger-Congo.

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