|Region||Nuba Hills, Sudan|
|(5,100 cited 1984)|
Lafofa, also Tegem, is a Niger–Congo dialect cluster spoken in the southern Nuba Mountains in the south of Sudan. Blench (2010) considers the Tegem and Amira varieties to be distinct languages; as Lafofa is poorly attested, there may be others.
Long considered one of the Talodi languages, albeit a divergent one, Blench posits that the Lafofa languages should be considered a distinct branch of Niger–Congo pending further research. They share cognates with divergent Niger–Congo languages such as Ijo that are not found elsewhere in the Kordofanian languages.
- Roger Blench, 2011 (ms), "Does Kordofanian constitute a group and if not, where does its languages fit into Niger-Congo?"
- Roger Blench, 2011 (ms), "Tegem–Amira: a previously unrecognised subgroup of Niger–Congo"
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