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

5 (Developing).

Dialects

North Bobe, Southeast Bobe, Southwest Bobe.

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use Equatorial Guinea Pidgin [fpe], especially youth.

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

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