Abanyom language

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Native to Nigeria
Region Cross River State
Native speakers
(13,000 cited 1986)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 abm
Glottolog aban1242[2]

Abanyom, or Bakor, is a language of the Ekoid subfamily of Niger–Congo. It is spoken by the Abanyom people in the Cross River State region of Nigeria. A member of the Southern Bantoid group, Abanyom is fairly closely related to the Bantu languages. It is tonal and has a typical Niger–Congo noun class system.


  1. ^ Abanyom at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Abanyom". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  • Asinya, O.E. 1987. A reconstruction of the Segmental phonology of Bakor (an Ekoid Bantu language). M.A. Linguistics, University of Port Harcourt

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