The list of Prof. Yukawa’s field linguistic data on Bantu languages

The late Professor Yasutoshi Yukawa (1941-2014) carried out linguistic fieldworks on more than 100 Bantu languages in the African continent covering almost the entire Bantu speaking area for nearly 30 years. This project aims to provide the complete collection of metadata of his linguistic works including field notes, sound files, and published papers. The list of metadata can be accessed through the links below.

The maps which show the distribution of the languages researched by Prof. Yukawa can be seen from the links below.

  1. South Africa
  2. Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique
  3. Zambia, Malawi, and Southern Tanzania
  4. Interlacustrine Area (Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, etc.)
  5. Cameroon and Northern Congo
  6. Southern Congo and Northern Angola
  7. Southern Angola and Namibia
The digitized data are managed by Asako Shiohara and Daisuke Shinagawa at Research Institute of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS). Those who need more information on the access to the data, please contact at ds[at]
This website is maintained by Information Resource Centre in ILCAA, TUFS.