Budu language

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Native to Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region Orientale Province
Ethnicity Budu
Native speakers
180,000  (1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 buu
Glottolog budu1250[3]

Budu is a Bantu language spoken by the Budu people in the Wamba Territory in the Orientale Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its orthography uses the special character ɨ, ʉ, ɛ and ɔ, as well as colon and short equal sign for tones.

A variety of this language is called Matta and is spoken locally both north and south of Maboma.


  1. ^ Budu at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Budu". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.