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Spoken in Nigeria
Region Cross River State
Total speakers 12,500
Language family Niger-Congo
Language codes
ISO 639-1 None
ISO 639-2 bnt
ISO 639-3 abm

Abanyom 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, numbering about 12,500 people in 1986.[1] 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. ^ Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.), 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. Online version:

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