Bafia language (Cameroon)

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Native to Cameroon
Native speakers
60,000  (1991)[1]
Ripey (Bape)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ksf
Glottolog bafi1243[2]
People Bekpak
Language Rikpa

The Bafia language is a Bantu language spoken by 60,000 people in Cameroon according to 1991 figures.[4]


It is used in the Bafia subdivision of the Mbam and Inoubou Division in Center Province in southwestern Cameroon.[4] There are two dialects, Kpa and Bape.[4] People call their language Rikpa and themselves as Bekpak. It is written with the Latin alphabet.[4]


  1. ^ Kpa’ at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bafia". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ a b c d Bafia, Ethnologue, 1991, access date 30-03-2012