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Extinct: no
Family: Niger-Congo
Branch: Mande
Continent: Africa
Country: Liberia
 
Region: LIBERIA: Northwest Liberia Loffa County, border area. COTE d"IVOIRE: Near Tn and Kulango areas.
Countries Where Spoken: LIBERIA: 141,800 (1991 L. Vanderaa CRC). COTE d"IVOIRE: No estimate available.
Countries Where Official: Liberia, Cote d"Ivoire
   
Native Speakers: 141,800
Speakers Total: 141,800
  
Phrasebase members who speak Loma at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Loma at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Loma: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Loma: 0
  
Three Letter Code: LOM
Alternative Names: LOOMA, LOGHOMA, LORMA, "BUZI", "BUSY", "BOUZE", LOMAKKA, LOMASSE, LOMAPO, MALINKE
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Summary: LIBERIA: Distinct enough from Toma of Guinea to need separate literature. "Buzi" is an offensive name. Different from Loma of Cte d"Ivoire. Literature and literacy program in progress. Traditional religion, Christian. NT 1971. COTE d"IVOIRE: Closely related to Tn and Kulango, but not inherently intelligible. Closer to Kulango than Tn is to Kulango. Bilingualism in Tn. The people are called "Lomapo". Different from Loma of Liberia. Investigation needed: bilingual proficiency in Ten`.
 

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