Spoken L1 Language: Fon
- AES status:
- not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2020
- Fon (fon-fon) = 3 (Wider communication). Used in early 17th century in the Fon kingdom of Dahomey (now Benin). Used as slave trade language in 18th century with arrival of European colonizers. After slave trade ended in 1848, became widespread in Southern Benin, Southwest Nigeria and Togo.