Boan languages

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Democratic Republic of the Congo
Linguistic classification Niger–Congo
Glottolog abab1240[1]

Boan (Buan, Ababuan) is a proposed intermediate group of Bantu languages coded Zones C and D in Guthrie's classification.[2] There are three branches:

Beeke is an erstwhile member of the Nyali cluster that seems to be closest to Bali.

In the Glottolog 2.3 classification, several additional, poorly attested languages are included as being closest to Homa/Ngenda:


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ababuan". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ McMaster, Mary Allen. 1988. Patterns of Interaction: A comparative ethnolinguistic perspective on the Uele region of Zaïre ca. 500 A.D. to 1900 A.D. Los Angeles: University of California. 346.