Lefa

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Balom, Fa’, Fak, Lefa’
Population

15,000 (2010 SIL).

Location

Centre region: Mbam-and-Inoubou division, Deuk subdivision.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lefa, Cama (Tempanye), Tingong, Letia. Intelligibility 81% of Bafia [ksf] (2001 M. Ayotte and M. Lamberty).

Language Use

All ages. Also use French [fra], but rarely among themselves in the village setting. Most village children do not know French before entering school.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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