Bom

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A language of Sierra Leone

Alternate Names
Bome, Bomo, Bum
Population

A few hundred speakers (2014 T. Childs).

Location

Southern province: north Bonthe district, west of Waanje river.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 66%–69% with Sherbro [bun] dialects, 34% with Krim [krm].

Language Use

Shifted to Mende [men]. Elderly speakers. All also use Mende [men].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.