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Bogota Language (Bogotá, Bokota)

Language: Bogota is a Chibchan language of Central America, spoken by 1000 indigenous people of Panama. Like most Chibchan languages, Bogota is a tone language with SOV word order. A related Chibchan language, Buglere, is spoken by kinfolk of the Bogotas in Costa Rica, and the two are considered dialects of a single language by many linguists.

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Names: Bogota is their own name for themselves. Alternate spellings of this name have included Bogotá, Bocota, Bocotá, Bocotas, Bokota, Bokotá, Bokotas, Bobota, Bobotá, Bobotas, Bofota, Bofotá, Boncota, Bonkota, Bukueta, and Bukweta. Another historical Chibchan tribe of Panama, the Muoi or Muoy, has sometimes been grouped with the Bogota.

Bogota Language
Bogota language samples and resources.

Bogota Culture and History
Information and links about the Bogota tribe past and present.

Bogota Stories
Introduction to Bogota mythology.

Bogota Language Resources

Our Online Bogota Materials

Bogotá Words:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Bogota language, with comparison to words in other Chibchan languages.
Bogotá Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Bogota words in English.
Bogota Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in Bogota.
Bogota Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in Bogota.
Bogota Numbers:
    Worksheet showing how to count things in the Bogota language.

Bogota Dictionaries and Language Books for Sale
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The Languages of the Andes:
    Linguistic information about Bogota and dozens of other Central and South American languages.
The Chibchan Languages:
    Linguistics book showing how the Chibchan language family, including Bogota and Bugle, developed over time.

Bogota Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Confederation of Bokota (Buglé) and Guaymí (Ngöbe) * Language Map of Panama:
    Maps showing where in Panama the Bogota and Buglere languages are spoken.
House of Languages: Bocotá
    Information about Bogotá language usage.
La Lengua Bokota:
    Information on the Bogota and Buglere languages. Page in Spanish.
Un alfabeto para el Bocotá de Chiriquí:
    Paper on Bogota and Buglere orthography. Page in Spanish.
Bocotá Language Tree:
    Theories about Bogota's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Bogota Language Structures:
    Linguistic profile and academic bibliography for Buglere and Bogota.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Endangered Languages Project: Bocota:
Bibliography of Bogota language resources.
Wikipedia: Bokota:
Encyclopedia article on the Bogotá language.
Idioma de los Bocota * Los Indios Bokotas y Bugleres * Indígenas Panameños: * Lengua Bokota:
Information about the Bogota people and their language in Spanish.

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