Budu language

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Native to Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region Orientale Province
Ethnicity Budu
Native speakers
(180,000 cited 1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 buu
Glottolog budu1250[2]

Budu is a Bantu language spoken by the Budu people in the Wamba Territory in the Orientale Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its orthography uses the special characters ɨ, ʉ, ɛ and ɔ, as well as colon and short equal sign ꞊ for tones.

A variety of this language is called Matta and is spoken locally both north and south of Maboma.


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