Bube

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A language of Equatorial Guinea

Alternate Names
Adeeyah, Adija, Bobe, Boobe, Boombe, Bubi, Ediya, Fernandian
Population

51,000 (2011 S. Smith), decreasing. Few monolinguals.

Location

Bioko Island, Fernando Po.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

North Bobe, Southeast Bobe, Southwest Bobe.

Language Use

Some young people, all adults. Also use Equatorial Guinean Pidgin [fpe], especially youth. Almost all also use Spanish [spa]. Also use Fang [fan]. Used as L2 by Equatorial Guinean Pidgin [fpe].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Almost none. Literacy rate in L2: 80% in Spanish. Poetry. Grammar. NT: 2006.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

The Adiya names are historical (1800s). Christian (Roman Catholic), traditional religion.