Idun, or Dũya (Adong, Lungu, Ungu), is a poorly attested Plateau language of Nigeria. Its classification is uncertain, but may be closest to Ashe.
- Only in recent loanwords, mostly from Hausa
All vowels except the near-close vowels /ɪ/ and /ʊ/ can appear long, nasalized or both; the vowels /ɪ/ and /ʊ/ are being lost for young speakers.
There are three level tones in Idun, as well as a rising tone and falling tone arising from adjacent level tones.
- ^ Idun at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Idun". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
- ^ Roger Blench, The Idũ language of Central Nigeria: Phonology, wordlist and suggestions for orthography changes. (2010:6).
- ^ Roger Blench (2010:1-2).
- ^ Roger Blench (2010:1)