Twi is an African language spoken in the southern two-thirds of Ghana. Like most languages spoken south of the Sahara, Twi is a tone language. Akuapim Twi became the prestige dialect because it was the first dialect to be used for Bible translation. Fante Twi and Ashanti Twi are also spoken by a large population.
What ethnic group speaks Twi?
Twi (Akan: [tɕᶣi]), also known as Akan kasa, or Akan-speak, is a dialect of the Akan language spoken in southern and central Ghana by several million people, mainly of the Akan people, the largest of the seventeen major ethnic groups in Ghana.
What countries speak Twi?
Countries where Twi is spoken
- Côte d’Ivoire.
- United States.
How many countries in Africa speak Twi?
Four countries that speak twi aside Ghana. Unarguably, Twi (Akan Kasa) is one of the most appealing and calming dialects of the Nation. Twi is nearly known to be the National vernacular. There are numerous events where Twi has been spoken be it on TV, radio or in any event, for football discourses.
Which countries speak Twi Apart from Ghana?
As a result, Twi is also spoken by other natives not of Ghana.
- Cote D’Ivoire. There are more than 60 ethnic groups in Cote D’Ivoire, but the Baule, as well as other natives living east of the Bandama River is affiliated with the Twi in Ghana. …
How do u say hello in Ghana?
- English: Hello.
- Twi: Maakyé (Good morning)
What is hello in Twi?
Yaa anua (reply – to a sibling age mate or colleague) Hello (General greeting) Agoo. Hello (on phone)
What is I love you in Twi?
1. Me dɔ wo – I love you.
What is the Twi name for God?
Nyame is the Twi word for God.
What does Jamaica mean in Twi?
Jamaica in the twi language is ‘Gyama ya ka’, which means We are stuck. Imagine the name of your country is We are stuck.
How old is Twi?
The Dictionary of the “Asante and the Fante Language—called Twi” (two volumes) was published in 1881 which by all accounts was the masterpiece of his literary career. This dictionary was a lexicon of Akan socio-cultural and religious customs.
How do you say thank you in Twi?
Meda wo ase/medaase (thank you)