Punic language
The Punic language, also called Carthaginian or Phoenicio-Punic, is an extinct variety of the Phoenician language, a Canaanite language of the Semitic family. It was spoken in the Carthaginian empire ...
Yeni language
The Yeni language is an extinct language of Cameroon, formerly spoken around Djeni Mountain in the Nyalang area. All that remains of the language, apparently, is a song remembered by some Sandani spe...
Sened language
Sened is an extinct Berber language that was spoken in the nearby towns of Sened and Majoura (Berber Tmagurt) in Southern Tunisia until the mid-twentieth century. In 1911, the whole town of Sened spok...
ǀXam language
ǀXam (/Kham) /ˈkɑːm/, or ǀXam Kaǃkʼe, is an extinct Khoisan language of South Africa, part of the ǃkwi language group. It is closely related to the Nǁng language, which still has a few speakers.ǀXam w...
Holma language
Holma (also known as Da Holmaci, Bali Holma) is an extinct Afro-Asiatic language formerly spoken in Nigeria in Adamawa State. Speakers switched to Fulfulde.
Beigo language
Beigo (Baygo, Baigo, Bego, Beko, Béogé, Beygo) is an extinct East Sudanic language once spoken in Sudan by the Baygo tribe, numbering some 850 in the late twentieth century. Similar to Daju of Darfur ...
List of extinct languages of Africa
This is a list of extinct languages of Africa, languages which have undergone language death, have no native speakers and no spoken descendant.
List of extinct languages of Africa - Wikipedia
Kore language
The Kore of Lamu are a small people living on Lamu Island on the northern Kenya coast. In 1985 they numbered between 200 and 250 people (Curtin 1985). Their history before 1870 lies with the other Maa...
Mediterranean Lingua Franca
The Mediterranean Lingua Franca, or sabir, was a pidgin language used as a lingua franca in the Mediterranean Basin from the 11th to the 19th century.
The literal meaning of lingua franca in Itali...
Mediterranean Lingua Franca - Wikipedia
Nagumi language
Nagumi, also known as Ngong (Gong), is an extinct language of the North Province of Cameroon. It had only two fluent speakers in 1983 and only one in 1995.
Ogiek language
Ogiek (also known as Okiek or Akiek; pronounced [oɡiɛk]) is a Southern Nilotic language cluster of the Kalenjin family spoken or once spoken by the Ogiek peoples, scattered groups of hunter-gatherers ...
Nyangia language
Nyangia (Nyang'i) is the nearly extinct Kuliak language of the Nyangea hunter-gatherers of northeastern Uganda. The 15,000 Nyangia have shifted to speaking Karamojong.The name is variously spelled Gya...
Seroa dialect
Vaal–Orange, also known as Seroa, is an extinct ǃKwi language of South Africa and Lesotho. It comprised the ǂUngkue dialect (also rendered ǂKunkwe) of the Warrenton area, recorded by Carl Meinhof, an...
Ajawa language
Ajawa is an extinct Afro-Asiatic language formerly spoken in Bauchi State, Nigeria. Ajawa became extinct between 1920 and 1940 as speakers switched to Hausa.
ǂUngkue language
Vaal–Orange, also known as Seroa, is an extinct ǃKwi language of South Africa and Lesotho. It comprised the ǂUngkue dialect (also rendered ǂKunkwe) of the Warrenton area, recorded by Carl Meinhof, an...
ǂUngkue language - Wikipedia
Ancient Nubian
Old Nubian is an ancient variety of Nubian, attested in writing from the 8th to the 15th century (the most recent known text was written in 1485). It is ancestral to modern-day Mahasi–Fadijja and rela...
Rer Bare people
The Rer Bare (or Rerebere, Adona) are a tribe in Ethiopia's eastern Ogaden region on the Shabele River, near Somalia, who currently speak Somali. They appear to have shifted to Somali from a now-extin...
Gafat language
The Gafat language is an extinct South Ethiopian Semitic language that was once spoken along the Abbay River (Nile) in Ethiopia. The records of this language are extremely sparse. There is a translati...
Oropom language
Oropom (Oworopom, Oyoropom, Oropoi) is a dubious and, if real, almost certainly extinct African language, purportedly once spoken by the Oropom people in northeastern Uganda and northwestern Kenya bet...
Eini dialect
Eini is an extinct variety of Khoekhoe on the Orange River of South Africa, sometimes listed as a distinct language or mistakenly assumed to be a variety of !Ora.
Mesmes language
The Mesmes language is an extinct language, one of the West Gurage languages, a cluster of Semitic languages in Ethiopia. There are still many people who claim the Mesmes ethnic identity, but none wh...
Meroitic language
The Meroitic language (/mɛroʊˈɪtɪk/) was spoken in Meroë and the Sudan during the Meroitic period (attested from 300 BCE) and went extinct about 400 CE. It was written in two forms of the Meroitic alp...
Meroitic language - Wikipedia
Teshenawa language
Teshenawa is an extinct Afro-Asiatic language formerly spoken in Jigawa State, Nigeria.
Korana language
Korana /kɒˈrɑːnə/, or ǃOra /ˈkɔərə/ (!Gora), is a moribund Khoe language of South Africa. An ethnic population of 10,000 live in South Africa and perhaps Botswana, with perhaps half a dozen elderly sp...
Weyto language
Weyto is a speculative extinct language thought to have been spoken in the Lake Tana region of Ethiopia by the Weyto, a small group of hippopotamus hunters who now speak Amharic. The Weyto language wa...
Auyokawa language
Auyokawa is an extinct Afro-Asiatic language formerly spoken in Jigawa State, Nigeria.
Auyokawa language - Wikipedia