Language name: BOBO-FING
UPSID number: 4138
Alternate name(s): SYA, BOBO
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Mande
This language has 33 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.391520527 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: ph th kh kp b d g gb f h v s z m n nj N r[ l j w i e E a O o u i~ E~ a~ O~ u~
Comment: Bobo is spoken in western Burkina-Faso (formerly Upper Volta). The language has 3 level tones, which combine into four contours (HL, ML, LH, LM).
Source(s): le Bris, P. and Prost, A. 1981. Dictionnaire Bobo-Fing (precedee d'une introduction grammaticale et suivi d'un lexique francais). SELAF, Paris.
Morse, M.L.A. 1976. A Sketch of the Phonology and Morphology of Bobo (Upper Volta). PhD thesis, Columbia University, New York.

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