Abaknon language

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Native to Philippines
Region Capul, Northern Samar,
Eastern Visayas
Native speakers
26,000  (2010)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 abx
Glottolog inab1237[2]

The Inabaknon language, also known as the Abaknon language or the Capul language (according to the Summer Institute of Linguistics' Ethnologue, alternative names for this language include: Abaknon, Abaknon Sama, Capul, Capuleño, Kapul, Sama) is a language primarily spoken in the Island Municipality of Capul, Northern Samar in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines.

Unlike the other indigenous languages of the Eastern Visayas, namely Waray-Waray and Cebuano, Inabaknon is not classified as a Visayan language but is rather grouped with the Sama–Bajaw languages.


  1. ^ Abaknon at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Inabaknon". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.