Bushong language

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Bushong
Bushoong
Native to Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region Kasai Oriental Province
Native speakers
160,000, incl. Shuwa  (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 buf
C.83[2]
Glottolog bush1247[3]

Bushong (Bushoong) is a Bantu language of the Kasai region of Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was the language of the Kuba Kingdom.

Alternative names are Bushongo, Busoong, Shongo, Ganga, Kuba, Mbale, Bamongo, Mongo.

Dialects are said to be Djembe, Ngende, Ngombe (Ngombia), Ngongo, Pianga (Panga, Tsobwa, Shobwa, Shoba). Pianga (Shuwa) is a distinct language, in the Tetela group.

The Bushong have a patron–client relationship with the Kasai Twa.

References[edit]

  • J. Vansina, Esquisse de Grammaire Bushong, Commission Linguistique Africaine, Tervuren 1959.
  1. ^ Bushong 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). "Bushoong". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.