- a member of a people living mainly in Benin.
- the Kwa language, very closely related to Ewe, spoken by the Fon people.
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Examples from the Web for fon
"There shall be fon, mes enfants," whispered the old prophet from Moosejaw.Wolf Breed
Vi-(va il) vi-no spu-meg-gian-te, nel bic-chie-re scin-til-lan-te Come il ri-so dell' A-man-te; mi-(te in)-fon-(de il) giu-bi-lo.Rustic Chivalry (Cavalleria Rusticana)
And in the proem to the same book, Fon on ꝼιꞇꞇe, "Put into (fitt) verse."
His hunting-grounds extended to the river Broulé, at Fon du Lac; and he killed any one who dared to intrude on his district.Sketches in Canada, and rambles among the red men
Anna Brownell Jameson
He merely grinned and remarked tranquilly: “You make the fon one poor Poley.”The Khaki Boys at Camp Sterling