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Adele language

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Adele
Gidire
RegionGhana and Togo
Native speakers
37,000 (2003–2012)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ade
Glottologadel1244
Adele
 person  
 people  Bidire
 language  Gidire

Adele is a language that is spoken in Western Africa. It is the language of the Adele people. There are 10,000 to 12,000 speakers in Ghana, and about 15,000 speakers in Togo. The language is spoken in the border region between Ghana and Togo, in central eastern Ghana, and Western Togo. The speakers call the language Gidire.

References

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  1. Adele at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)

Books and articles

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  • Adinyah, John B. (1995). "Adele kinship terms, role relationships, and family obligations". GILLBT (Ghana Institute of Linguistics, Literacy and Bible Translation) academic seminar week: proceedings of the 1994 seminar. Legon: Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. pp. 4–11.
  • Clerk, Nicolas (1892). "Meine reise in den Hinterländern von Togo, nach Nkónyã, Boëm, O̱boo̱so, Salaga, Krakye" [My journey in the hinterlands of Togo, to Nkónyã, Boëm, O̱boo̱so, Salaga, Krakye]. Mitteilungen der geographischen Gesellschaft. IX: 77–98.
  • Bertho, J. (1952). "Les Dialectes du Moyen-Togo" [The Dialects of Middle Togo]. Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Afrique Noire. XIV: 1046–1107.
  • Christaller, J. G. (1895). "Die Adelesprache im Togogebiet" [The Adele language in the Togo region]. Zeitschrift für afrikanische und oceanische Sprachen. I: 16–33.
  • Heine, Bernd (1968). Die Verbreitung und Gliederung der Togorestsprachen [The distribution and structure of the Togorest languages]. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer.
  • Kantchoa, Laré (2014). "La classification nominale du gidere, langue volta-mono du Togo et du Ghana". Revue du CAMES: Lettres, Langues et linguistique. 2: 120–132.
  • Nonon Kpamnona, Mikpakpè Adjovi (2012). Le nominal en adélé: une esquisse d'étude préliminaire (MA thesis). Université de Lomé.
  • Rongier, Jacques (1998). Dictionnaire français-adele. Abidjan: Institut de Linguistique Appliquée.
  • Westermann, Diedrich (1922). "Vier Sprachen aus Mitteltogo: Likpe, Bowili, Akpafu und Adele, nebst einigen Resten der Borosprache" [Four languages from central Togo: Likpe, Bowili, Akpafu and Adele, along with some remnants of the Boro language]. Mittheilungen des Seminars für Orientalische Sprachen. XXIV: 1–59.