Ghanaian Languages

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.

Dagaare

Dagaare/Wale is one of the Oti-Volta languages within the Gur branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken in the Upper Western Region of Ghana. It is also spoken in Burkina Faso.

Dagbani

Dagbani is one of the Oti-Volta languages within the Gur branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken in the Northern Region of Ghana.

Dangme

Dangme is one of the Ga-Dangme languages within the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken in Greater Accra, in south-east Ghana.

Ewe

Ewe is a Gbe language, part of the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken by approximately 2 million people in the Volta Region of south-east Ghana. It is also spoken in Togo.

Ga

Ga is a Kwa language, part of the Niger-Congo family. It is very closely related to Adangme, and together they form the Ga-Dangme branch within Kwa. Ga is spoken in south-eastern Ghana, in and around the capital Accra.

Gonja

Gonja is one of the Potou-Tano languages, part of the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken in the Northern Region of Ghana.

Kasem

Kasem is a Gur branch of the Niger-Congo language family spoken in the Upper Eastern Region of Ghana. It is also spoken in Burkina Faso.

Nzema

Nzema is one of the Potou-Tano languages, part of the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken by the Nzema people in the Western Region of Ghana. It is also spoken in the Ivory Coast.

 

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