|Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan|
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The Zande languages are half a dozen closely related languages of the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South Sudan. The most populous language is Zande proper, with over a million speakers.
Per Boyd (1988), the structure of the family is as follows:
Zande is traditionally included among the Ubangian languages, although Moñino (2010) does not group it within Ubangian. It is not clear if it is a member of the Niger–Congo family, or where it might be in that family.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Zandic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Moñino Y., The position of Gbaya-Manza-Ngbaka group among the Niger-Congo languages // Genealogical classification in Africa beyond Greenberg. - Berlin: Humboldt Universität, 2010 February 21–22