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Buglere Indian Language (Buglé)

Buglere is a Chibchan language of Central America, spoken by 1000 people in Panama and Costa Rica. Like most Chibchan languages, Buglere is a tone language with SOV word order. Many linguists consider Buglere and Bogota to be dialects of a single language, but according to the people themselves, speakers of the two languages cannot understand each other. In Panama, the Buglé and their kinfolk the Ngöbe (or Guaymi) have joined into a single Buglé-Ngöbe tribe.

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Our Online Buglere Materials

Buglere Words:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Buglere language, with comparison to words in other Chibchan languages.
Buglere Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Buglere words.
Buglere Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Buglere language.
Buglere Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Bugle language.

Buglere Language Resources

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.
    Demographic information on Buglere from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Bocotá Language Tree:
    Theories about the language relationships of Buglere and Bocota, compiled by Linguist List.
Bugle Language Structures:
    Buglere linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Buglere Culture and History Links

Bugle and Bogota Culture:
    Articles on the history and traditions of the Buglere tribe.
Panama Indigenous People:
    History of the Nôbe-Buglé tribe and other Panama Indians.
The Ngöbe-Buglé Indians:
    Traditions of the Ngöbes and Bugles.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Encyclopedia articles on the Ngäbe and Buglé Indians.
Los Bugle, Ngöbe, y Teribe del Parque Marino de Bastimentos:
Information about the Buglé tribe in Spanish.

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