Fon (Fon gbè)

Fon is a member of the Gbe branch of the Niger-Congo language company. It is spoken mainly in Benin by about 1.7 million people, and by a further 500,000 people in Togo.

Fon alphabet and pronunciation

Fon alphabet and pronunciation

Sample text in Fon

Acɛ, susu kpo sisi ɖokpo ɔ kpo wɛ gbɛtɔ bi ɖo ɖò gbɛwiwa tɔn hwenu; ye ɖo linkpɔn bɔ ayi yetɔn mɛ kpe lo bɔ ye ɖo na do alɔ yeɖee ɖi nɔvinɔvi ɖɔhun.

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Information about Fon | Tower of Babel in Fon

Links

Information about the Fon language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fon_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/fon
http://www.language-archives.org/language/fon

Fongbe Primer: Functional Fon Language for our Eveyday World
http://youtu.be/F838r3b18OU

Volta-Niger languages

Ewe, Fon, Igbo, Yorùbá

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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