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Fon language

part of the Gbe language cluster and belongs to the Volta–Niger branch of the Niger–Congo languages

Fon is part of the Gbe language cluster. Fon is spoken mainly in Benin. There are about 1.7 million speakers. Like the other Gbe languages, Fon has a subject–verb–object word order.

Fon
fɔ̀ngbè
Native toBenin, Nigeria, Togo
EthnicityFon people
Native speakers
2.2 million (2000–2006)[1]
Latin
Official status
Official language in
 Benin
Language codes
ISO 639-2fon
ISO 639-3Variously:
fon – Fon
mxl – Maxi
guw – Gun
gbh – Defi
wem – Weme
cib – Ci
Glottologeast2711  split up in Eastern Gbe[2]
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ReferencesEdit

  1. Fon at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Maxi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Gun at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Defi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Weme at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Ci at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Eastern Gbe". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.