Contributor AA: Christian Chanard and Rhonda L. Hartell (AA)

The inventories in Alphabets of Africa (AA) come from the work of Christian Chanard's Systèmes alphabétiques des langues africaines, an online database of the work of Alphabets des langues africaines, published in 1993 by the Regional Office in Dakar, Senegal, and edited by Rhonda L. Hartell. AA contains the phoneme inventories and orthographies of 200 languages. Incorrect ISO 639-3 language name identifiers and incorrect Unicode IPA characters were updated before the inventories from the online version were added to PHOIBLE (see Moran 2012, chp 4 for details). Christopher Green verified the inventories' contents and in cases where there were discrepencies between Chanard and Hartell, additional resources were consulted to resolve these issues (ibid.).

Inventory Language Segments Vowels Consonants Tones
zulgo (AA 851) Zulgo-Gemzek 34 2 29 3
banda (AA 666) Banda-Ndélé 46 10 33 3
daza (AA 693) Dazaga 32 11 21 0
kakɔ (AA 740) Kako 50 13 33 4
niaboua (AA 803) Nyabwa 44 16 24 4
fulfulde (AA 713) Central-Eastern Niger Fulfulde 37 10 27 0
cerma (AA 685) Cerma 46 21 21 4
hanga (AA 728) Hanga 29 6 23 0
fulfulde (AA 712) Adamawa Fulfulde 34 10 24 0
ditammari (AA 697) Ditammari 32 12 17 3
dan (AA 691) Dan 48 23 20 5
gangam (AA 718) Ngangam 39 14 22 3
adioukrou (AA 650) Adioukrou 31 7 21 3
kresh (AA 755) Gbaya (Sudan) 56 10 41 5
songhoy (AA 819) Koyra Chiini Songhay 36 15 21 0
hausa (AA 729) Hausa 43 10 33 0
mwaghavul (AA 794) Mwaghavul 37 12 25 0
mofu-gudur (AA 788) Mofu-Gudur 44 7 35 2
bobo (AA 681) Northern Bobo Madaré 40 18 20 2
banda (AA 665) Banda-Ndélé 45 8 32 5
karaŋ (AA 744) Karang 40 6 30 4
lɔgɔmagooi (AA 763) Loma (Liberia) 42 14 28 0
bassar (AA 672) Ntcham 30 6 21 3
akɔɔse (AA 656) Akoose 44 18 22 4
adja (AA 652) Aja (Benin) 37 14 23 0
fe'efe'fe (AA 710) Fe'fe' 44 16 23 5
nɔmaa (AA 798) Nomaande 30 14 14 2
ebira (AA 702) Ebira 31 9 19 3
ga (AA 717) Ga 38 12 24 2
bété (AA 673) Gagnoa Bété 51 26 23 2
lɔkɔ (AA 764) Loko 25 7 18 0
dioula (AA 696) Dyula 39 14 23 2
kom (AA 750) Kom (Cameroon) 75 9 59 7
mekaa (AA 783) Makaa 55 21 30 4
konkomba (AA 752) Konkomba 42 12 22 8
kabiyɛ (AA 739) Kabiyé 47 23 24 0
ngambai (AA 799) Ngambay 34 13 18 3
kisiei (AA 749) Northern Kissi 42 20 22 0
ngyembɔɔn (AA 802) Ngiemboon 28 7 17 4
tikar (AA 832) Tikar 46 14 27 5
karaboro (AA 743) Western Karaboro 45 21 20 4
mundani (AA 791) Mundani 41 14 23 4
nafaanra (AA 795) Nafaanra 44 19 25 0
wan (AA 839) Wan 36 12 21 3
pular (AA 810) Pular 38 10 28 0
anufɔ (AA 658) Anufo 43 19 22 2
yamba (AA 842) Yamba 38 8 26 4
swahili (AA 823) Swahili 37 5 32 0
grebo (AA 725) Northern Grebo 36 13 19 4
doayo (AA 698) Doyayo 48 22 22 4
kanuri (AA 742) Central Kanuri 25 7 18 0
mambila (AA 774) Western Mambila 43 16 25 2
kambari (AA 741) Baangi 56 27 28 1
sango (AA 814) Sango 42 12 26 4
baoulé (AA 668) Baoulé 37 12 21 4
tem (AA 829) Tem 36 9 25 2
bisa (AA 680) Bissa 41 15 23 3
jur mödö (AA 738) Jur Modo 49 18 31 0
maninka-kan (AA 779) Kita Maninkakan 33 14 19 0
gɛn-mina (AA 721) Gen 44 14 27 3
lugbara (AA 771) Lugbara 39 10 26 3
bhele (AA 677) Bhele 28 7 19 2
manding (AA 777) Eastern Maninkakan 36 14 20 2
bandi (AA 667) Bandi 48 21 23 4
berom (AA 675) Berom 31 7 24 0
bulu (AA 684) Bulu (Cameroon) 36 7 24 5
engenni (AA 708) Engenni 33 10 20 3
biali (AA 678) Biali 27 10 14 3
wobé (AA 840) Wobe-Wè Northern 48 27 15 6
gɛn-mina (AA 722) Gen 40 12 25 3
nupe (AA 806) Nupe-Nupe-Tako 38 8 25 5
moore (AA 789) Mossi 43 24 17 2
limbum (AA 767) Limbum 35 7 22 6
muan (AA 790) Mwan 39 12 21 6
mampruli (AA 775) Mampruli 32 10 22 0
dida (AA 695) Lakota Dida 57 27 27 3
ewondo (AA 709) Ewondo 25 7 15 3
luganda (AA 770) Ganda 33 10 19 4
sissala (AA 818) Sissala of Burkina Faso 42 18 24 0
fuliru (AA 716) Fuliiru 35 10 25 0
mo (AA 787) Deg 52 30 22 0
kusal (AA 759) Kusaal 44 22 22 0
tɔfin (AA 830) Tofin Gbe 41 14 23 4
sereer (AA 816) Sereer 43 10 33 0
igede (AA 733) Igede 38 10 24 4
daba (AA 687) Daba 47 6 36 5
bimoba (AA 679) Bimoba 44 18 22 4
dholuo (AA 694) Luo (Kenya and Tanzania) 38 9 26 3
ẹzaa (AA 705) Ezaa 38 9 27 2
vute (AA 837) Vute 59 24 30 5
waama (AA 838) Waama 41 25 13 3
lyélé (AA 772) Lyélé 44 16 24 4
minyanka (AA 786) Mamara Senoufo 50 19 29 2
ẹdo (AA 704) Bini 48 21 25 2
murle (AA 793) Murle 34 14 20 0
bɛ̀ŋ (AA 676) Beng 49 19 24 6
komo (AA 751) Komo (Democratic Republic of Congo) 35 7 24 4
hausa (AA 730) Hausa 31 6 25 0
mande (AA 776) Western Maninkakan 27 7 20 0
emai (AA 707) Emai-Iuleha-Ora 48 21 27 0
chumburung (AA 686) Chumburung 30 9 21 0
zarma (AA 850) Zarma-Kaado 40 16 20 4
dogon (AA 699) Toro So Dogon 42 21 21 0
ifɛ̀ (AA 731) Ifè 34 12 19 3
mboó (AA 782) Mbo (Cameroon) 31 7 20 4
lingala (AA 768) Lingala 22 7 15 0
duruma (AA 701) Duruma 49 5 42 2
ijo de l'est; Eastern Ijo (AA 734) Southeast Ijo 44 18 24 2
wolof (AA 841) Wolof 54 16 38 0
baka (AA 663) Baka (Cameroon) 38 7 25 6
yambɛta (AA 843) Yambeta 28 8 18 2
mündü (AA 780) Mündü 41 9 29 3
kpɛlɛwoo (AA 754) Guinea Kpelle 35 8 27 0
toposa (AA 833) Toposa 27 9 17 1
kroumen tépo (AA 757) Tepo Krumen 39 18 17 4
gbaya (AA 720) Gbaya-Bossangoa 45 12 29 4
abidji (AA 649) Abidji 39 18 21 0
fulfulde (AA 715) Western Niger Fulfulde 32 5 27 0
gonja (AA 724) Gonja 39 14 23 2
zande (AA 849) Zande 32 5 24 3
mbembe (AA 781) Cross River Mbembe 37 7 28 2
ngbandi (AA 801) Northern Ngbandi 31 12 19 0
bekwarra (AA 674) Bekwarra 36 10 23 3
ahlõ (AA 654) Igo 33 7 23 3
bozo (AA 683) Hainyaxo Bozo 34 14 20 0
joola (AA 737) Jola-Fonyi 29 10 19 0
ngbaka (AA 800) Ngbaka Minagende 34 12 22 0
metta (AA 785) Meta' 33 8 20 5
teda (AA 828) Tedaga 35 11 24 0
soso (AA 822) Susu 35 14 21 0
boussa (AA 682) Boko (Benin) 34 12 19 3
yorouba (AA 847) Yoruba 31 12 19 0
babungo (AA 661) Vengo 82 17 56 9
senoufo (AA 815) Senara Sénoufo 51 28 19 4
lendu (AA 762) Lendu 55 8 43 4
mambila (AA 773) Donga Mambila 40 12 24 4
dangme (AA 692) Adangme 39 12 23 4
limba (AA 766) West-Central Limba 24 7 17 0
bambara (AA 664) Bambara 43 21 20 2
soninke (AA 820) Soninke 39 15 24 0
bafut (AA 662) Bafut 49 18 21 10
téén (AA 827) Téén 38 10 28 0
arabe (AA 659) Sudanese Arabic 62 8 54 0
sissala (AA 817) Sissala of Burkina Faso 51 27 22 2
sabaot (AA 812) Sabaot 31 18 13 0
kuria (AA 758) Kuria 22 7 15 0
angas (AA 657) Ngas 36 9 24 3
izi (AA 736) Izi 51 9 40 2
yorouba (AA 848) Yoruba 32 11 18 3
ejagham de l'ouest (AA 706) Ejagham 32 7 21 4
toura (AA 834) Toura (Côte d'Ivoire) 50 27 19 4
sooninke (AA 821) Soninke 52 14 34 4
vagala (AA 836) Vagla 54 30 24 0
mangbetu (AA 778) Mangbetu 47 9 36 2
dagara (AA 689) Northern Dagara 41 9 29 3
nugunu (AA 805) Nugunu (Cameroon) 26 7 15 4
tamajaq (AA 824) Tawallammat Tamajaq 37 14 23 0
pandikeri (AA 807) Ma'di 38 10 24 4
akan (AA 655) Akan 31 9 18 4
dagaare (AA 688) Central Dagaare 54 27 24 3
munukutuba (AA 792) Kituba (Congo) 22 5 17 0
toussian (AA 835) Northern Toussian 35 14 16 5
godié (AA 723) Godié 42 13 26 3
rendille (AA 811) Rendille 33 10 21 2
bassa (AA 671) Bassa 36 7 22 7
fulfulde (AA 714) Maasina Fulfulde 37 10 27 0
duala (AA 700) Duala 33 7 21 5
mende (AA 784) Mende (Sierra Leone) 34 7 23 4
eʋe (AA 703) Ewe 42 12 27 3
dagbani (AA 690) Dagbani 31 6 23 2
igbo (AA 732) Igbo 36 8 28 0
agni sanvi (AA 653) Anyin Morofo 37 16 21 0
ligbi (AA 765) Ligbi 38 14 22 2
yom (AA 846) Yom 38 9 25 4
guɗe (AA 726) Gude 36 4 30 2
yaouré (AA 844) Yaouré 45 18 23 4
kɔɔzime (AA 747) Koonzime 52 24 22 6
tarok (AA 826) Tarok 37 7 27 3
yemba (AA 845) Yemba 35 8 21 6
adja (AA 651) Aja (Benin) 45 12 28 5
sango (AA 813) Sango 44 12 26 6
kpelle (AA 753) Liberia Kpelle 45 21 21 3
krio (AA 756) Krio 32 10 22 0
bariba (AA 669) Baatonum 31 12 17 2
nʋni (AA 797) Northern Nuni 54 30 21 3
lokpa (AA 769) Lukpa 37 20 17 0
lele (AA 761) Lele (Chad) 36 10 23 3
nsoʼ (AA 804) Lamnso' 45 12 26 7
nawdm (AA 796) Nawdm 35 14 21 0
themne (AA 831) Timne 30 9 17 4
kikuyu (AA 748) Kikuyu 32 14 18 0
gulmancema (AA 727) Gourmanchéma 33 10 20 3
tamasheq (AA 825) Tamasheq 43 21 22 0
kasɩm (AA 746) Kasem 45 20 21 4
podoko (AA 808) Parkwa 35 4 31 0
basaa (AA 670) Basa (Cameroon) 41 7 29 5
pulaar (AA 809) Pulaar 38 10 28 0
lama (AA 760) Lama (Togo) 53 33 17 3
gbaya (AA 719) Northwest Gbaya 53 19 30 4
avokaya (AA 660) Avokaya 55 14 37 4
ikwo (AA 735) Ikwo 40 9 29 2
kasem (AA 745) Kasem 40 20 19 1
fɔn (AA 711) Fon 42 14 24 4

The AA source data comes from:

Chanard, C. (2006). Systèmes alphabétiques des langues africaines. http://sumale.vjf.cnrs.fr/phono/.

which is a digitization (with some updates) from the book from Hartell:

Hartell, R. L. (1993). Alphabets des langues africaines. Dakar, SN: UNESCO, Bureau Régional de Dakar.

and was compiled here as part of Moran's PhD thesis:

Moran, Steven. (2012). Phonetics Information Base and Lexicon. PhD thesis, University of Washington. Online: https://digital.lib.washington.edu/researchworks/handle/1773/22452.

The data are available in phoible long format in AA_inventories.tsv. The inventories contain the language name given in the source and their phonemes and tones. We have converted IPA symbols in the raw data in line with the phoible conventions and Unicode IPA.

Note that the ISO 639-3 codes in the AA source may be out of date with the current ISO 639-3 standard. For more info, see: https://iso639-3.sil.org/.

For up-to-date language codes for each inventory, we maintain a phoible index here: InventoryID-LanguageCodes.tsv.