Bwa language

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Native to DR Congo
Ethnicity Boa
Native speakers
200,000 (1994)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bww
Glottolog bwaa1238[2]

Bwa (Boa, Boua, Bua, Kibua, Kibwa, Libua, Libwali) is a Bantu language spoken in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Dialects are

  • Leboa-Le (Bwa proper)
  • Yewu
  • Kiba
  • Benge (Libenge)
  • Bati (Baati)
  • Boganga (Boyanga)
  • Ligbe

Pagibete is close, and might be considered another dialect.


  1. ^ Bwa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bwa". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online

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