Bafia languages

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Linguistic classification: Niger–Congo
Glottolog: bafi1244[1]

The Bafia languages are a clade of Bantu languages coded Zone A.50 in Guthrie's classification. According to Nurse & Philippson (2003), the languages form a valid node. They are:

Fa’ (Lefa), Kaalong (Dimbong), Kpa (Bafia), Ngayaba (Tibea)

Hijuk was listed as unclassified A.50 in Guthrie, but according to Ethnologue it is quite similar to Basaa.


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bafia (A.50)". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 


  • Nurse & Philippson (2003), The Bantu Languages.