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A language of Burkina Faso

Population

350,000 in Burkina Faso (1999 SIL). Population does not include the Bisa southern Barka region. Population total all countries: 591,000.

Location

Centre-Est region: Boulgou, Koulpelogo, and Kouritenga provinces; Centre-Sud region: Bazega province, Zoundweogo province: Garango, Zabré, Gomboussougou, Tenkodogo cities; Plateau-Central region: Ganzourgou province: Boudry department.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Barka, Lebir, Lere. Related to Samo languages.

Language Use

All ages. Also use French [fra], Mòoré [mos].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2001.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Busa [bqp] of Nigeria. Ethnonym: Boussanse by the Mòoré. Muslim, Christian (Protestant), Christian (Roman Catholic), traditional religion.

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