Bomu language

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Western Bobo Wule
Region Burkina Faso, Mali
Ethnicity Bwa
Native speakers
(56,000 in Burkina (1991)
100,000 in Mali cited 1976 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bmq
Glottolog bomu1247[2]
Person Bo
People Bwa
Language Bomu

The Bo language of West Africa, Bomu (Boomu), also identified as Western Bobo Wule, is a Gur language of Burkina Faso and Mali.

Bomu is spoken by two groups of Bwa people, the Red Bobo, Bobo Wule (also spelled Bobo Oule), and the White Bobo, Bobo Gbe, also known as Kyan (also spelled Kian, Tian, Tyan, Can, Chan) or Tyanse.


  1. ^ Bo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bomu". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.