Busa language (Mande)

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Not to be confused with Busa language (Papuan) or Bissa language.
Busa
Bisã
Native to Nigeria
Native speakers
110,000  (2012)[1]
Niger–Congo
  • Mande
    • Eastern
      • Bisa–Busa
        • Samo–Busa
          • Busa languages
            • Busa–Boko
              • Busa
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
bqp – Busa
bus – Busa-Bokobaru
Glottolog busa1253  (Busa)[2]
boko1267  (Bokobaru)[3]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Busa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Busa-Bokobaru at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Busa". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bokobaru". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.