Language name: KEFA
UPSID number: 4364
Alternate name(s): GONGA
Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Omotic
This language has 27 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.482056336 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: b p p' "d "t "t' g k k' f S m "n w "rr "l j ? h i "e a "o u dZ tS tS'
Comment: Fleming states "Two or three tones are phonemic but unimportant in comparison to features of length and stress." Vowels may appear both long and short.
Source(s): Fleming, H.C. 1976. Kefa (Gonga) Languages. In M.L. Bender (ed.), The Non-Semitic Languages of Ethiopia. African Studies Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing: 351-76.

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