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, and Sama. The language is 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.