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A language of Burkina Faso

Alternate Names
Bisa
Population

350,000 in Burkina Faso (1999 SIL). Population does not include the Bisa southern Barka region. Population total all countries: 582,000.

Location

South central, Boulgou and Zoundweogo provinces, Garango, Zabré, Gomboussougou, Tenkodogo cities. Also in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo (Bissa).

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Barka, Lebir, Lere. Related to Samo languages.

Language Use

All ages. Some also use Mòoré [mos] or French [fra].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2001.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

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

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