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Bariba (baatɔnum)

Bariba is member of the Savannas branch of the Atlantic-Congo language family. It is spoken by the Bariba people (Baatonu / Baatombu) in northern Benin and in Kwara and Niger States in Nigeria. In 1995 there were about 1.3 million speakers of Bariba, which is also known as Baatombu, Baatonu, Barba, Barganchi, Bargawa, Bargu, Baruba, Berba, Bogung or Burgu.

Bariba alphabet

Bariba alphabet

Tilde accents are used to indicate the nasalization of vowels, e.g. ã.

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Sample text in Bariba

Ba tɔmbu kpuro marawa ba tii mɔ, ba nɛ, girima ka saria sɔɔ. Ba ra bwisiku, ba dasabu mɔ, ma n weene ba n waasinɛ mɛrobisiru sɔɔ.

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Sample video in Bariba

Links

Information about the Bariba language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bariba_language
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bariba_(langue)
https://www.ethnologue.com/18/language/bba/

Atlantic-Congo languages

Bandial, Bariba, Efik, Ibibio, Kambari, Kissi, Kom, Laalaa, Limba, Mbum, Noon, Safen, Supyire, Temne, Ubang, Yemba

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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