Kafoa language

Native to Indonesia
Region Alor Island, East Nusa Tenggara
Native speakers
(1,000 cited 1981)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kpu
Glottolog kafo1240[2]

Kafoa, or Jafoo, is a Papuan language of Alor Island in the Alor archipelago of Indonesia. The name "Kafoa" is not recognized by speakers; it is not clear which name they use themselves.


  1. Kafoa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kafoa". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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