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

Tuy, Kossi, Mouhoun, Banwa, Bale, Bougouriba, Houet, Nayala, Ioba and Sissili 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).