Budza language

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Budza
Buja
Native to DR Congo
Native speakers
unknown (230,000 cited 1985 census)[1]
Dialects
Budza
Tembo
Kunda
Gbuta
Babale
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
bja – Budza
tmv – Tembo
Glottolog temb1272  (Motembo-Kunda-Buja)[2]
egbu1235  (Gbuta)[3]
C.37[4]

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. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Motembo-Kunda-Buja". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Gbuta". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online

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