Page 4 of 12 tonal language introduction like many languages spoken in ghana, twi is tonal there are two basic tones: a high tone and a low tone. Translation of ghana in english translate ghana in english online and download now our free translator to use any time at no ghana translation on other language:. This section is intended to help those who are unfamiliar with the language of a particular area in ghana to make sense of some of the more common place name constructions to be found there nearly all the languages of ghana belong to two main families, kwa and gur, shown in green and blue on the. Dagaari, southern (ghana) alternate language names southern dagari, dagari, dagara, degati, dagati, dogaari genetic affiliation niger-congo, atlantic-congo, volta-congo, north, gur, central, northern, oti-volta, western, northwest, dagaari-birifor, dagaari geographical region northwest corner population 423,200 (1991 l vanderaa crc) printings of whole books of bible 1970 status work in progress remarks the people are called 'dagaaba'.
Schools and campuses : the ghana institute of languages was established in 1961 by the first president of ghana, dr kwame nkrumah initially, it was directly under the control of the office of the president at the christianborg castle, osu, the then seat of government. Ethnic groups: in 1960 roughly 100 linguistic and cultural groups were recorded in ghana although later censuses placed less emphasis on the ethnic and cultural composition of the population, differences of course existed and had not disappeared by the mid-1990s the major ethnic groups in ghana include the akan, ewe, mole-dagbane, guan, and ga. The language ecology of ghana asante-twi and fante are dialects of akan, and yet they are sometimes regarded as separate languages within the same source. English is the official language of ghana and is used in politics, media, education, legal affairs and official documents however, there are 11 other official languages in the country you may want to check which local language is spoken in the region you are moving to.
The akan languages are spoken in ghana, ivory coast and benin by about 52 million people akan dialects include twi, asante and fante. As with many ex-colonies in africa, the official language of ghana is the colonial language, english nine languages have the status of government-sponsored languages: akan, dagaare/wale, dagbane, dangme, ewe, ga, gonja, kasem, nzema.
Twi is the language that is spoken by many people in the southern part of ghana approximately 8 million people or around 58% of ghana’s population speak twi as well as around 30% of those who are in ivory coast. Twi (pronounced , or akan kasa) is a dialect of the akan language spoken in southern and central ghana by about 6–9 million ashanti people as a first and second language twi is a common name for two former literary dialects of the akan language asante (ashanti) and akuapem, which are mutually intelligible. Abstract in this paper, linguistic, educational and political bricks in the ghanaian society are put together to build a case for emphasising the study of ghana's indigenous languages in the educational system of the country the problems and prospects of the case are examined it is demonstrated.
The government of ghana states that the official language of ghana is english, and is spoken by 671% of the inhabiting population of ghana. Ghana is located in west africa and its official language is english it borders côte d'ivoire to the west, burkina faso to the north, togo to the east, and the gulf of guinea to the south. Jonas n akpanglo-nartey et al: some endangered languages of ghana 12 seems to be doing more damage to the maintenance of the other indigenous languages than english. Languages of ghana ghana is a multilingual country in which about eighty languages are spoken of these, english, which was inherited from the colonial era, is the official language and lingua franca of the languages indigenous to ghana.
The function of english in contemporary ghanaian society investigate why english was still present and so prevalent in ghana the language was obviously. Welcome to the school of languages webpage the school, consisting of the departments of english, french, modern languages and linguistics, is one of six schools in the college of humanities. The phenomenon of language endangerment and, ultimately, language loss is considered in regard to indigenous ghanaian languages it is established that two languages, namely, ghanaian english (ghe) and akan, especially the twi dialect, and to a small degree, ewe, are slowly killing off the smaller ghanaian languages.
These local ghana languages are not the only language they speak, english is the official language spoken in ghana along others such as hausa and french. Ace school of languages & business (approved by ghana education service) award winner, best school of languages in ghana (ghana francophone awards). Ghana is a multilingual country in which about eighty languages are spoken of these, english, which was inherited from the colonial era, is the official language and lingua franca of the languages indigenous to ghana, akan is the most widely spoken. Our languages akan (twi) akan refers to the language of the akan ethnic group of ghana it is also spoken in the central and eastern part of cote d’ivoire.
Language exchange in accra via live conversation or use email, text chat or voice chat am thess,from ghanalike to learn languages and i choose german. Languages and how to say hello there offical language spoken in ghana is englishthe languages that are spoken in ghana are: akan: akwabaa. English is the official language of ghana akan akan is one of the akan languages, which are part of the kwa branch of the niger-congo language family it is the most widely spoken indigenous language in ghana the dialects, especially twi and fante, are often given the status of separate languages.Download