There are several neighbouring 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.
|Native to||DR Congo|
|(230,000 cited 1985 census)|
Budza may refer to:
Serhiy BudzaLosengo language
Losengo (Lusengo) is a Bantu language spoken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has had a significant effect on Lingala, the most important Bantu language in the two Congos.
Maho (2009) lists the following dialects:
Poto (Pfoto), including Yakata
Mbudza (cf. the related Budza language)
Mangala (Ngala) [the name of the Bangi lingua franca that became Lingala]
Ndolo(Yamongeri, however, is a variety of Mongo.)
Note: The Guthrie classification is geographic and its groupings do not imply a relationship between the languages within them.