Bwa languages

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bwa
Bwamu
Bobo Wule
Ethnicity: Bwa
Geographic
distribution:
Burkina Faso, Mali
Linguistic classification: Niger–Congo
Subdivisions:
Glottolog: bwam1247[1]

The Bwa languages (Bwamu, Bomu) are a branch of the Gur languages spoken by over half a million Bwa people of Burkina Faso and Mali.

The Bwa people, and their languages, are one of several called Bobo in Bambara. The Bwa are distinguished as the Bobo Wule/Oule "Red Bobo". The Bwa languages are not mutually intelligible; Ethnologue calculates that the intelligibility of the Ouarkoye and Cwi is 30%, though other varieties are closer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bwamu". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.