Busa language (Mande)

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Busa
Bisã
Native toNigeria
Native speakers
110,000 (2012)[1]
Niger–Congo
  • Mande
    • Eastern
      • Bisa–Busa
        • Samo–Busa
          • Busa languages
            • Busa–Boko
              • Busa
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
bqp – Busa
bus – Busa-Bokobaru
Glottologbusa1253  Busa[2]
boko1267  Bokobaru[3]

Busa, or Bisã, is the Mande language of the former Bussa Emirate in Nigeria. It is called Busanchi in Hausa, and has also been called Zugweya.

Orthography[edit]

Busa language has 32 letters (Aa, Ãã, Bb, Cc, Dd, Ee, Ɛɛ, Ɛ̃ɛ̃, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Ĩĩ, Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo, Ɔɔ, Ɔ̃ɔ̃, Pp, Rr, Ss, Tt, Uu, Ũũ, Vv, Ww, Yy, Zz) and 25 digraphs (Aa aa, Ãa ãa, Ee ee, Ẽe ẽe, Ɛɛ ɛɛ, Ɛ̃ɛɛ̃ɛ, Gb gb, Ii ii, Ĩi ĩi, Kp kp, Oo oo, Ɔ̃ɔɔ̃ɔ, Uu uu, Ũu ũu, gw, mb, mp, nd, ng, nk, ns, nt, nz).[4]

High tones are marked with an acute accent (´) and low tones are marked with a grave accent (`).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Busa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Busa-Bokobaru at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Busa". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bokobaru". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ http://scriptsource.org/cms/scripts/page.php?item_id=wrSys_detail_sym&key=bqp-Latn. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ http://scriptsource.org/cms/scripts/page.php?item_id=wrSys_detail_sym&key=bqp-Latn. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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