Abaknon language

Capul Sinama
Region Capul, Northern Samar,
Eastern Visayas
Native speakers
26,000 (2010)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 abx
Glottolog inab1237[2]

The Inabaknon language, also known as Abaknon, Abaknon Sama, Capuleño, Kapul, or Capul Sinama, is an Austronesian language primarily spoken in the Island Municipality of Capul of Northern Samar, in the Eastern Visayas Region of the Philippines.[1]

Unlike the other indigenous languages of the Eastern Visayas, namely Waray-Waray, Cebuano and Boholano, Inabaknon is not classified as part of the Visayan language family, but is rather grouped with the Sama–Bajaw languages.[2]


  1. 1 2 Abaknon at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. 1 2 Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Inabaknon". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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