Avikam language

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Native toIvory Coast
RegionGrand Lahou
Native speakers
(21,000 cited 1993)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3avi

Avikam is one of the Lagoon languages of Ivory Coast, spoken in Grand Lahou Département, Avikam Canton, South Department. It is a Kwa language, closely related to Alladian, but other than that its position is unclear.


Above is the consonant chart and below is the vowel chart.

Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar labiovelars
Nasal [m] [n] [ɲ] [ŋ]
Plosive p  b t  d C ɟ k  ɡ kp gb
Sonorants ɓ l J Y w
Fricative f  v s  z [ʒ]
oral nas. oral nas. oral nas. oral nas. oral nas
High i ĩ ɪ u ũ ʊ
Mid e ɛ ɛ̃ o ɔ ɔ̃
Low a ã


  1. ^ Avikam at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Avikam". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.


  1. ^ Ahoua, F. (2009-01-01). "The Phonology-Syntax Interface in Avikam". Legon Journal of the Humanities. 20 (0): 123–149. ISSN 2458-746X.