Budza language

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Budza
Buja
Native to DR Congo
Native speakers
(230,000 cited 1985 census)[1]
Dialects
Budza
Tembo
Kunda
Gbuta
Babale
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
bja – Budza
tmv – Tembo
Glottolog budj1234  (Budza-Egbuta)[2]
temb1272  (Motembo)[3]
kund1256  (Kunda)[4]
C.37[5]

Budza or Buja (Embudja, Limbudza) is a Bantu language of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

There are several neighboring minor languages which Maho (2009) lists as closely related: C371 Tembo (Motembo – distinguish Kitembo), C372 Kunda, C373 Gbuta (Egbuta), and C374 Babale. Only Tembo, with 5,000 speakers, has been assigned an ISO code.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Budza at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Tembo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Budza-Egbuta". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Motembo". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  4. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kunda". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  5. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online