Buglere is a Chibchan language spoken in Veraguas and Ngobe Bugle provinces in central Panama. There are also Buglere speakers in Coto Brus, part of Puntarenas province in southern Costa Rica. In 2012 there were about 18,000 speakers of Buglere, which is also known as Bobota, Bocota, Bofota, Bogota, Bokota, Bukueta, Murire, Nortenyo or Veraguas Sabanero.

There are two dialects of Buglere: Sabanero and Bokotá (Bogota). It is closely closely related to Guaymí, which is spoken in Panama and Costa Rica.

Buglere alphabet and pronunciation

Buglere alphabet and pronunciation


Buglere has two tones: a low tone, which is not marked, and a high tone, which can be marked with an acute accent (á).

Download an alphabet chart for Buglere (Excel)

Sample text (Matthew 10:26)

Kwian me no cha gerua ole ba gbe boi daga ngwale ba me mo ta dbadale kennga amadi, kwian ene age me no ba ulita ole skwlenre, e mi chege skwlenre diali, chui be chke gire kwian e agedu me no ulita ba ole be chke uņale nate kwian na ulitage.

Source: https://www.sil.org/resources/archives/66648


Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

Source: https://www.biblegateway.com

Sample videos in Buglere


Information about the Buglere language

Chibchan languages

Arhuaco, Bribri, Buglere, Cabécar, Guaymí, Kuna, Maléku, Paya, Rama, Teribe

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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