Bantoid is a major branch of the Benue–Congo language family. It consists of the Northern Bantoid languages and the Southern Bantoid languages, a division which also includes the Bantu languages that constitute the overwhelming majority and after which Bantoid is named.
|Sub-Saharan Africa, but not farther west than Nigeria|
The Bantoid languages shown within the Niger–Congo language family. Non-Bantoid languages are greyscale.