Budza language

Budza or Buja (Embudja, Limbudza) is a Bantu language of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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.

Budza
Buja
Native toDR Congo
Native speakers
(230,000 cited 1985 census)[1]
Dialects
  • Budza
  • Tembo
  • Kunda
  • Gbuta
  • Babale
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
bja – Budza
tmv – Tembo
Glottologbudj1234  Budza-Egbuta[2]
temb1272  Motembo[3]
kund1256  Kunda[4]
C.37[5]

References

  1. ^ Budza at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Tembo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Budja (C.37)". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Motembo-Kunda-Buja". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kunda (Democratic Republic of Congo)". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  5. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
Budza

Budza may refer to:

Budza language

Serhiy Budza

Losengo 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

Mpesa (Limpesa)

Mbudza (cf. the related Budza language)

Mangala (Ngala) [the name of the Bangi lingua franca that became Lingala]

Loki (Boloki)

Kangana

Ndolo(Yamongeri, however, is a variety of Mongo.)

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