Buamu

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A language of Burkina Faso

Alternate Names
Bwamu, Eastern Bobo Oule, Eastern Bobo Wule, Red Bobo
Population

186,000 (2000).

Location

Boucle du Muhoun region: Bale, Banwa, Kossi, Mouhoun, and Nayala provinces; Centre-Ouest region: Sissili province; Est region; Hauts-Bassins region: Houet and Tuy provinces; Sud-Ouest region: Bougouriba and Ioba provinces; area 80 km east-west and 200 km north-south.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Ouarkoye.

Typology

SVO, postpositions, relatives before noun heads, numerals, adjectives after noun heads; tonal.

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Also use French [fra], Jula [dyu].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 2%. Active literacy program. Radio programs. NT: 2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Bwa (sg.), Bwaba (pl.) in Dedougou dialect. Ethnonym: Bobo, Bambara name for Buamu, Bomo, or Bobo Fing, but properly applies only to Bobo Fing. Pwe is a town, not a dialect (1973 CMA). Traditional religion, Christian (Protestant).