Boghom language

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Native toNigeria
RegionPlateau State
Native speakers
(50,000 cited 1973)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bux

Boghom (also known as Bogghom, Bohom, Burom, Burum, Burrum,the hausa people calling them to. Burmawa, Borrom, Boghorom, Bokiyim) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken by the majority of people in Kanam local government of Plateau State, Nigeria. The Boghom people are mostly farmers, though some of them engage in rearing animals. Historically, hunting was a major occupation of the people too. It is featured as one of eight languages in Ronald Cosper's Barawa Lexicon: Jimi, Zul, Geji, Polci, Dott, Sayanci, Buli and Boghom.[3]


  1. ^ Boghom at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Boghom". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Caron, Bernard (2002). "Review of "Ɓarawa lexicon: a wordlist of eight South Bauchi (West Chadic) languages: Boghom, Buli, Dott, Geji, Sayanci and Zul" by Ronald Cosper, Munich: LINCOM EUROPA, 1999". Chadic Newsletter. 23: 46–80.

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