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.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bosambi, Mbila, Monzamboli, Yaliambi. Similar to Babango [bbm]. 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.