Boon

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A language of Somalia

Alternate Names
Af-Boon
Population

59 (2000).

Location

Middle Jubba Region, Jilib district, bush settlements of 2 or 3 houses.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

Similar to Somali [som].

Language Use

Older adults only.

Other Comments

Distinct from Boni [bob]. ‘Boon’, low caste, including Yibir, Midgaan (Midgo, language Af-Midgood), Madiban, Tumal, Yahar, Yihir, and other clans.