Published in 1925, this introduction provides an accessible account of language families in Africa. Covering the five families of African languages: the Sudan family, the Bantu family, the Hamitic family, the Bushman family and the Semitic family, it provides a detailed study of the languages, phonetics and linguistic content. The book will be of use to anyone interested in the history and development of human speech.

chapter I|11 pages


chapter II|14 pages

The Five Families of African Languages

chapter III|21 pages

The Sudanian Family

chapter IV|26 pages

The Bantu Family

chapter V|19 pages

The Hamitic Languages

chapter VI|17 pages

The Key to the Bantu Languages

chapter VII|15 pages

The Bushman Languages

chapter VIII|13 pages

The Semitic Family