Akan language

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Akan
Akan
Native to Ghana, Ivory Coast (Abron), Benin (Tchumbuli)
Ethnicity Akan people
Native speakers
32 million (2017)
Latin (Twi alphabet, Fante alphabet)
Twi Braille
Official status
Official language in
None.
— Government-sponsored language of Ghana
Regulated by Akan Orthography Committee
Language codes
ISO 639-1 ak
ISO 639-2 aka
ISO 639-3 akainclusive code
Individual codes:
abr – Abron dialect
bqa – Tchumbuli
fat – Fante dialect
twi – Twi
wss – Wasa
Glottolog akan1251  Akanic[1]
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Akan is a language group spoken by related peoples in mainly Ghana and eastern Côte d'Ivoire. It is understood by roughly 99% of Ghana's population.

References[change | change source]

  1. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Akanic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.