Bankon language

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Native to Cameroon
Region Littoral region
Native speakers
12,000 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 abb
Glottolog bank1256[2]

e18/Bankon (Abo, Abaw, Bo, Bon) is a Bantu language spoken in the Moungo department of the Littoral Province of southwestern Cameroon.[1] It has a lexical similarity of 86% with Rombi which is spoken in the nearby Meme department of Southwest Province.[1]

Bankon is the endonym. Abo is an administrative name.


  1. ^ a b c Bankon at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Bankon". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online