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Bura language

Native toNigeria
RegionBorno State, Adamawa State
Native speakers
(250,000 cited 1987)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bwr
Linguasphere18-GBB-d (-da -db -dc)

Bura-Pabir (also known as Bura, Burra, Bourrah, Pabir, Babir, Babur, Barburr, Mya Bura, Kwojeffa, Huve, Huviya) is a Chadic language spoken in Nigeria. Dialects are Pela, Bura Pela, Hill Bura, Hyil Hawul, Bura Hyilhawul, and Plain Bura.[1]

Bura has been reported to contrast a voiceless palatal lateral fricative, [] (ʎ̥˔), which is quite rare. There are thus five laterals in Bura: [l ʎ ɬ ɮ ], though [] can be analyzed as a palatalized fricative, /ɬʲ/. Apart from this, its inventory is much like the very complex system of Margi.

See also


  1. ^ a b Bura at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bura-Pabir". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.