Busa language (Mande)

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Not to be confused with Busa language (Papuan) or Bissa language.
Native to Nigeria
Native speakers
70,000  (1997–2005)[1]
  • Mande
    • Eastern
      • Bisa–Busa
        • Samo–Busa
          • Busa languages
            • Busa–Boko
              • Busa
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
bqp – Busa
bus – Busa-Bokobaru

Busa, or Bisã, is the Mande language of the former Bussa Emirate in Nigeria. It is called Busanchi in Hausa, and has also been called Zugweya.


  1. ^ Busa at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Busa-Bokobaru at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)