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Spoken in Ethiopia
Region in Keficho Shekicho Zone
Total speakers 569,626
Language family Afro-Asiatic
Language codes
ISO 639-1 None
ISO 639-2
ISO 639-3 kbr

Kaffa is an Afroasiatic language spoken in Ethiopia around Bonga in the Keficho Shekicho Zone.[1] The language is also called Kaficho, Kafficho, Kefa, Keffa, Kaffa, Caffino, Manjo.


  1. ^ Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. "Kafa", Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.

Further reading

  • Brockelmann, Carl (1950): Zur Grammatik der Kafa-Sprache. in: Brockelmann, Carl (ed.): Abbessinische Berichte über die Verhandlungen der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Leipzig. pp 40-60.
  • Cerulli, Enrico (1951), Studi etiopici. Vol. IV: La lingua Caffina. Roma: Istituto Per L'oriente.
  • Fleming, Harold C. (1976), "Kefa (Gonga) Languages", in The Non-Semitic Languages of Ethiopia. Bender, M. L. (ed.)

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