Budu language

Budu is a Bantu language spoken by the Budu people in the Wamba Territory in the Orientale Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its orthography uses the special characters ɨ, ʉ, ɛ and ɔ, as well as modifier letters colon and equal sign ꞊ for grammatical tone, marking past and future tense, respectively.

A variety of this language is called Matta and is spoken locally both north and south of Maboma.

Native toDemocratic Republic of the Congo
RegionOrientale Province
Native speakers
(180,000 cited 1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3buu


  1. ^ Budu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Budu". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online

Budu may refer to:

Budu people, an ethnic group of about 250,000 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Budu language, spoken by the Budu people

Budu Dogon, a Dogon language spoken in Mali.

Budu (sauce), a fish sauce made originating from east coast of Peninsular Malaysia usually being eat with 'Ulam'

Budu Cantemir, a village in Stănileşti commune in Vaslui County, Romania

Budu language (Sino-Tibetan)

Budu (Chinese: 布都) is a Southern Loloish language of Yunnan, China. Budu is spoken in Jiangcheng Hani and Yi Autonomous County, Mojiang Hani Autonomous County, Zhenyuan Yi, Hani and Lahu Autonomous County, and Yuanjiang Hani, Yi and Dai Autonomous County.

Many Budu born after c. 1970 are unable to speak the language.

Budu people

The Budu people (Babudu) are a Bantu people living in the Wamba Territory in the Orientale Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They speak the Budu language.

Official language
National languages
(by province)
Sign languages


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