nSamarin (1965, 1967, 1971) is one of the few
authors to give
Niger-Congo ideophones a thorough discussion. He has surveyed Bantu ideophones but has also
explored the wealth of
ideophones in Gbaya, a Ubangian language.
nOther discussions can be found in
Evans-Pritchard (1962) for Zande, Courtenay (1976) for Yoruba, Fivaz
(1963) and Von Staden
(1977) for Zulu, Fortune (1962) for Shona, Nurse (1974) for Nyanja, Geunier (1978) for
(1962) for Mongo, Madugu (1987) for Nupe, Mamet (1978) for Ntomba, Noss (1975, 1986) for
(1980) for Igbo, Marivate(1985)
for southern Bantu,
Mphande (1989), for Tumbuka, Kulumeka (1993, 1997) for Chewa.