Grammatical analysis and documentation of the Adamawa languages

AdaGram is a research project whose main goal is to produce comprehensive grammatical analyses and linguistic documentation of the Niger-Congo languages of Northeastern Nigeria. Most of these very poorly known and underdocumented languages have traditionally been referred to as Adamawa. Originally, the name Adamawa was conceived in the literature as the name of a genetic grouping further including a number of small Niger-Congo groups of Northern Cameroon and Southern Chad. However, we use the name Adamawa as a referential label without implying that Adamawa is a genetic clade and we do not limit ourselves to the languages that have traditionally been referred to as Adamawa. The project is based at the research unit “Langage, Langues et Cultures d’Afrique” (UMR 8135 CNRS - INALCO / EPHE / EPHE). The project was started in 2016 thanks to the generous funding of the “Emergence(s)” program of the City of Paris (2016–2022).

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd Adamawa Conference will take place on September 13-15, 2023 in Paris.