Fang language


Fang language

language
name=Fang
states=Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe
speakers=858,000
familycolor=Niger-Congo
fam2=Atlantic-Congo
fam3=Volta-Congo
fam4=Benue-Congo
fam5=Bantoid
fam6=Southern
fam7=Narrow Bantu
fam8=Northwest
fam9=A
iso2=fan|iso3=fan

Fang (pronounced /IPA|fɒŋ/) is an African language spoken by the Fang people. It is related to the Bulu and Ewondo languages of southern Cameroon. Fang is spoken in northern Gabon, southern Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.

There are many different variants of Fang in Gabon and Cameroon. Key words for the Oyem area of northern Gabon include:

*Hello (for one person) = M'bolo
*Hello (for many people) = M'bolani
*Response = Am'bolo; Am'bolani
*How are you? = Y'o num vah?
*response = M'a num vah
*Where are you going = Wa kuh vay?
*I'm going home = Ma kuh Andah
*I'm going to school = Ma ke see-kolo
*I'm going for a walk = Ma ke ma woolou
*I'm hungry = Ma woh zeng
*I'm sick = Ma kwan
*I understand French = Ma wok Flacci
*I don't understand Fang = Ma wok ki Fang
*I don't speak Fang = Ma kobe ki Fang
*What did you say = Wa dzon ah dzeh?
*I said... = Ma dzon ah...
*Holy cow! = A tara dzam!
*I want to eat = Ma cuma adji
*Thank you = Akiba

ee also

*Beti-Pahuin

External links

* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=fan "Ethnologue" report on Fang]
*http://www.dicts.info/1/fang.php
*http://monefang.com/dico/dico.php
* [http://www.panafril10n.org/wikidoc/pmwiki.php/PanAfrLoc/Beti PanAfriL10n page on Beti (incl. Fang)]


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  • Fang (disambiguation) — Fang may refer to: * In mammals, a fang is a canine tooth. * A snake s poison injecting tooth: see snake venom. * The Fang people of Central Africa * The Fang language spoken by these people. * Fang (surname), a common Chinese surname (方), and… …   Wikipedia

  • Fang — /fang, fahng, fahonn/, n., pl. Fangs, (esp. collectively) Fang for 1. 1. Also called Pahouin, Pangwe. a member of an indigenous people of Gabon, Cameroon, and adjacent areas. 2. the Bantu language spoken by this people. Also, Fan. * * * Bantu… …   Universalium

  • Fang — [faŋ, fäŋ] n. pl. Fang, Fangs 1. a member of an African people living in N Gabon, S Cameroon, and Equatorial Guinea 2. the Bantu language of this people …   English World dictionary

  • fang — n. 1 a canine tooth, esp. of a dog or wolf. 2 the tooth of a venomous snake, by which poison is injected. 3 the root of a tooth or its prong. 4 Brit. colloq. a person s tooth. Derivatives: fanged adj. (also in comb.). fangless adj. Etymology: OE… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fang — n. 1 a canine tooth, esp. of a dog or wolf. 2 the tooth of a venomous snake, by which poison is injected. 3 the root of a tooth or its prong. 4 Brit. colloq. a person s tooth. Derivatives: fanged adj. (also in comb.). fangless adj. Etymology: OE… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fang of the Sun Dougram — Taiyou no Kiba Dougram Logo from show opening 太陽の牙ダグラム (Fang of Sun Dougram) Genre …   Wikipedia

  • fang — fang1 fanged /fangd/, adj. fangless, adj. fanglike, adj. /fang/, n. 1. one of the long, sharp, hollow or grooved teeth of a venomous snake by which poison is injected. 2. a canine tooth. 3. a tooth resembling a dog s. 4. the root …   Universalium

  • Fang — Original name in latin Fang Name in other language Amphoe Fang, Amphoe Moeang Bhang, Amphoe Moeangfhang, Amphoe Muang Fang, Ban Nai Wiang, Fang, Fhang, Fhng, Moeang Fhang, Muang Fang, Muang Pang, fang State code TH Continent/City Asia/Bangkok… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Fang — /fæŋ/ (say fang), /faŋ/ (say fahng) noun 1. a people of western Africa, living chiefly in Gabon and Cameroon. 2. (plural Fang or Fangs) a member of this people. 3. the language of this people belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger Congo family …   Australian English dictionary

  • Fang — also Fan noun (plural Fang or Fangs; also Fan or Fans) Date: 1861 1. a member of a Bantu speaking people of northern Gabon, mainland Equatorial Guinea, and southern Cameroon 2. the language of the Fang people …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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