Bafia language (Cameroon)

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Native to Cameroon
Native speakers
(60,000 cited 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 varieties, Kpa and Pey.[4] The formerly called the language was Rɨkpa and themselves as Bekpak, the latter Rɨpey. Pey may be a distinct language.[5]


  1. ^ Kpa’ at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bafia". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ a b c Bafia, Ethnologue, 1991, access date 30-03-2012
  5. ^ [1]