Ahan language

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Aahan
Native toNigeria
RegionOndo State
Native speakers
300 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ahn
Glottologahan1244[2]

Aahan (Ààhàn) is a divergent Volta–Niger language of Nigeria, closely related only to Ayere.

Distribution[edit]

According to Ethnologue, Ahan is spoken in:

Phonology[edit]

The phonemic inventory of Ahan is:[3][4]

Consonants[edit]

Labial Labio-dental Dental-Alveolar Palato-alveolar Velar Palatal Labio-velar Glottal
Stops b t d k g kp gb
Nasal m n ɲ ŋ
Affricate ts   
Fricative f ɵ s h
Lateral Approx. l
Central Approx. r j w

Vowels[edit]

Front Central Back
High i ĩ u ũ
Mid e o
Low ɛ ɛ̃ ɑ ɑ̃ ɔ ɔ̃

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aahan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Àhàn". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "A Grammar of Àhàn - ProQuest". search.proquest.com. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  4. ^ "Glottolog 3.3 - Àhàn". glottolog.org. Retrieved 2018-12-13.