- a member of a people living mainly in Benin.
- the Kwa language, very closely related to Ewe, spoken by the Fon people.
Examples from the Web for fon
Historical Examples of 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