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Avikam is one of the Lagoon languages of Ivory Coast, spoken in Grand Lahou Département, Avikam Canton, South Department. It is a Kwa language, closely related to Alladian, but other than that its position is unclear.

Native toIvory Coast
RegionGrand Lahou
Native speakers
(21,000 cited 1993)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3avi


Above is the consonant chart and below is the vowel chart.

Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar labiovelars
Nasal [m] [n] [ɲ] [ŋ]
Plosive p  b t  d C ɟ k  ɡ kp gb
Sonorants ɓ l J Y w
Fricative f  v s  z [ʒ]
oral nas. oral nas. oral nas. oral nas. oral nas
High i ĩ ɪ u ũ ʊ
Mid e ɛ ɛ̃ o ɔ ɔ̃
Low a ã


  1. ^ Avikam at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Avikam". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.


  1. ^ Ahoua, F. (2009-01-01). "The Phonology-Syntax Interface in Avikam". Legon Journal of the Humanities. 20 (0): 123–149. ISSN 2458-746X.