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Bu: aka Zaranda (Chadic, South-Bauchi West): Wordlist and grammatical notes

Abstract : Bu: also called Zaranda, is a Chadic language spoken in the South of Bauchi State, in Nigeria, belonging to the South-Bauchi West group of Chadic languages (Shimizu 1978). Although generally associated with Bolu, Pelu and Geji, Bu: stands apart from these other lects with which there is no intercomprehension. Most of the Bu: population has migrated from the original location of the Zaranda village (Zaranda Haɓe, longitude 9,57; latitude 10,28) to the present Zaranda (longitude 9,52 ; latitude 10,23) where they have abandoned their language for Hausa and Fulfulde. The few that have retained their language live in Zaranda Haɓe. This work is the result of two working sessions of four days each in January and November 2002.
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Bernard Caron. Bu: aka Zaranda (Chadic, South-Bauchi West): Wordlist and grammatical notes. Gabor Takacz. Semito-Hamitic Festschrift for A.B. Dolgopolsky and H. Jungraithmayr, Dietrich Reimer, Berlin, pp.93-119, 2008. ⟨halshs-00644360⟩



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