Boghom (also known as Bogghom, Bohom, Burom, Burum, Burrum; the Hausa people calls it Burmawa, Borrom, Boghorom, Bokiyim) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken by the majority of people in Kanam & Wase local government of Plateau State, Nigeria.

Native toNigeria
RegionPlateau State
Native speakers
(50,000 cited 1973)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bux

The Boghom people are mostly farmers, though some of them engage in rearing animals. Historically, hunting was a major occupation of the people as well.

Boghom is one of eight languages featured in Ronald Cosper's Barawa Lexicon: Jimi, Zul, Geji, Polci, Dott, Sayanci, Buli and Boghom.[2]


  1. ^ Boghom at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Caron, Bernard (2002). "Review of "Ɓarawa lexicon: a wordlist of eight South Bauchi (West Chadic) languages: Boghom, Buli, Dott, Geji, Sayanci and Zul" by Ronald Cosper, Munich: LINCOM EUROPA, 1999". Chadic Newsletter. 23: 46–80.