Fante dialect

Spoken in

Niger - Congo languages

  • Fante

Fante ( Fanti also, Fannti, Odschi and Fante - Twi, most pronounced in self-designation as Mfantse ) is the language of Fante and is spoken mainly in the " Central Region " of Ghana.

Fante belongs to the group of the Akan languages. It is highly regarded as the language of commerce in Ghana a high social prestige, several members of neighboring small languages ​​such as Ahanta speak Fante as a second language. In a gradual process change many speakers of these less significant and prestigious small languages ​​to Fante as the main language.

All Akan languages ​​have a script, which is a mixture of Latin initial font and phonetics. The textualization of the languages ​​already took place during the colonial period.

The language has counting, but no mathematical relationships. From it, the traditional names are derived from ( = born, for example, Kofi on a Friday ), for some terms, there are loanwords, for example, from English and computer but.

Famous Fantesprecher

  • Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General
  • Joseph Ephraim Casely Hayford, writer
  • John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana
  • Quobna Ottobah Cugoano, writer
  • Ayi Kwei Armah, writer
  • Peter Turkson, Cardinal