Asante dialect

Spoken in

  • Niger - Congo Atlantic - Congo Volta - Congo Kwa Nyo Potou - Tano Tano Central Akan Twi




Twi [t ͜ ɕ ʷ i] is an Akan language. In Ghana, about 8.3 million people speak one of the Akan languages.

The Akan languages ​​(for more details see there) belong to the Kwa language family. (: Asante - Twi, Ashanti, Asante also ) with around 2,800,000 and Akuapem - Twi (also: Akwapem, Twi, Akuapim, Akwapi ) Within the Twi dialects Ashanti Twi be distinguished with about 555,000 speakers.

Among the early European explorers of the language belonged to the missionary Johann Gottlieb Christaller ( 1827-1895 ).

Known Twi - speakers

  • Nana Abrokwa, musicians
  • Ignatius Kutu Acheampong, former President of Ghana
  • Otto Addo, football player
  • Akwasi Afrifa, former President of Ghana
  • Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations ( UN)
  • Gerald Asamoah, football player
  • Albert Adu Boahen, Ghanaian historian and politician
  • Samuel Kuffour, football player
  • John Agyekum Kufuor, former President of Ghana
  • Sarkodie, musicians, Konvict Muzik see # Artist (selection)
  • Anthony Yeboah, football player