Language: 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
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Names: Buglere, also spelled Buglé or Bugle, is their own name for themselves.
The people have also been known as Sabanero,
Veraguas, Sabanero-Guaymí, Guaymies Sabaneros,
Savanero, Bocotá de Chiriquí,
Norteño, or Nortenyo.
Another historical Chibchan tribe of Panama, the Muoy or Muoi,
has sometimes been grouped with the Buglere.