Abon language

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Native toNigeria
RegionTaraba State
Native speakers
(1,000 cited 1973)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3abo

Abon (Abõ) is a Tivoid language of Nigeria.


Consonant Chart of Abon Language
Bilabial Labiodental Alveolar Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Plosive p b t d k
Nasal m n ɲ ŋ
Fricative f s ʁ h
Approximant w j

Long Consonants Chart[edit]

Letter "Short" "Long" Example
kk /k/ /kk/ Velar Plosive
kp /kp/ /kp/ Velar Bilabial Plosive
mm /m/ /mm/ Bilabial Nasal
nn /n/ /nn/ Alveolar Nasal
NN /N/ /NN/ Alveolar Nasal
pp /p/ /pp/ Bilabial Plosive
tt /t/ /tt/ Alveolar Plosive

Vowel Chart of Abon Language[3][edit]

Front Central Back
short long short long short long
High /ɪ/ /iː/ /ii/  /ʉ/ /o/ /uː/ /uu/
Mid /eː/ /ee/  /ə/ /ɔ/ /Λ/
Low /a/  /aa/  


  1. ^ Abon at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Abon". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "(PDF) A Robust Language Processor for African Tone Language Systems". ResearchGate. Retrieved 2018-12-19.

External links[edit]

<ref>Ekpenyong, Moses & Udoinyang, Mfon & Urua, Eno-Abasi. (2009). A Robust Language Processor for African Tone Language Systems. Georgian Electronic Scientific Journal: Computer Science and Telecommunications. 623.<ref>