Language: Borna (Democratic Republic of Congo)


This entry has been retired and is featured here only for bookkeeping purposes. Either the entry has been replaced with one or more more accurate entries or it has been retired because it was based on a misunderstanding to begin with.

Borna (Democratic Republic of Congo) [bxx], alternative name Eborna, is listed in E16/E17 as an Unclassified Southern Bantoid language of the DRC without a population estimate and without a location. The entry must emanate from William E. Welmers 1971: 786 since that is the only source mentioning such a language with exactly that much (lack of) information. Welmers's list, in turn, derives from sheets of African languages at the US Office of Education started in 1959 ( William E. Welmers 1971: 761 ). Since these sheets were hand-written there is considerable likelihood that Borna is a misreading of Boma or eBoma (the entry for which is Teke-Eboo [ebo]) which would have been extant in the literature at the appropriate time. See also: Teke-Eboo-Nzikou [ebo].

Retired in ISO 639-3: Retire

  • Change request: 2014-032
  • ISO 639-3: bxx
  • Name: Borna (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Reason: non-existent
  • Effective: 2015-01-12


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