Bolon

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A language of Burkina Faso

Alternate Names
Bo, Boka, Boon, Boron
Population

17,000 in Burkina Faso (1998 SIL). Population total all countries: 22,920.

Location

Hauts-Bassins region: Houet and Kenedougou provinces, N’Dorola and Samorogouan areas. 12 villages.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Black Bolon (Northern Bolon), Bon, White Bolon (Southern Bolon). The White Bolon dialect has higher inherent intelligibility with Jula [dyu] (81%) than the Black Bolon dialect (52%). Bon and Samalen varieties are highly similar to Bambara [bam].

Language Use

All ages. Also use Jula [dyu].

Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion.

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