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Boon

A language of Somalia

ISO 639-3bnl

Population  59 (2000).
Region  Middle Jubba region, Jilib District, scattered in the bush in settlements of 2 or 3 houses with nearest relatives.
Alternate names   Af-Boon
Dialects  There are similarities to Somali [som].
Classification  Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, East
Language use  Older adults only.
Comments  Not the same as Boni [bob]. ‘Boon’ means low caste, including Yibir, Midgaan (Midgo, language Af-Midgood), Madiban, Tumal, Yahar, Yihir, and other clans. Hunter-gatherers; leather workers. Nearly extinct.
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