Joseph GreenbergAge: 85
prominent linguist who specialized in classifying the 5,000 languages of the world. He organized Africa's 1,500 languages into four families: Niger-Kordofanian, Afroasiatic, Nilo-Saharan, and Khoisan.Died: Stanford, Calif., May 7, 2001
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