Amira language

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Jebel El Amira
Region Nuba Hills, Sudan
Ethnicity Lafofa
Native speakers
(600 all Lalofa)  (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 (included in laf)
Glottolog jebe1248[2]

Amira, also Jebel el Amira, is a Niger–Congo language spoken in Kordofan, Sudan. It is sometimes considered a dialect of Lafofa, which is poorly attested.


  1. ^ Lafofa at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Amira". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Roger Blench, 2011 (ms), "Does Kordofanian constitute a group and if not, where does its languages fit into Niger-Congo?"[1]