Budza

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Alternate Names
Budja, Buja, Ebuja, Embudja, Limbudza, Mbudja
Population

226,000 (1985 census).

Location

Equateur Province, Mongala, Bumba, and parts of Bongandanga territories; small area, northwest Orientale Province.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bosambi, Mbila, Monzamboli, Yaliambi. Lexical similarity: 89% with Babango [bbm], 59% with Ngombe [ngc], 48% with Lingala [lin], 35%–40% with Pagibete [pae] and Bwa [bww].

Language Use

Also use Lingala [lin].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: High in Lingala [lin]. Dictionary.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].