Inabaknon is a member of the Sama-Bajaw branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken by about 26,000 people mainly in Eastern Visayas Region of the Philippines, particularly on the island of Capul in Northern Samar Province.

Inabaknon is also known as Abaknon, Abaknon Sama, Capul, Capuleño, Kapul or Sama.

Inabaknon can be written with the Latin alphabet, although there is no standard way to write it.

Inabaknon alphabet and pronunciation

Inabaknon alphabet and pronunciation

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Sample text

I bungto si Capul adda isla si Pilipinas. Aka'anna'-to si San Bernardino Strait nga pagka-bulagan-na si Luzon pati' Samar. Siray, nag'a-runan-to dahulo Abal tungod si primero mga a'a manakka ato, antes pada'ito i mga Kastila'.


The town of Capul is an island in the Philippines. It can be found in the San Bernardino Strait that separates Luzon and Samar. Long ago it was first named Abak because of the first people to arrive here, before the coming of the Spanish.


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Sama-Bajaw languages

Bajaw, Central Sinama, Inabaknon, Yakan

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

Page created: 04.01.21. Last modified: 09.06.24


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