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Encyclopedia > Akan (language)

The Akan language belongs to the Kwa language family. It is spoken in Ghana, and is made up of a group of similar languages which are mutually intelligible. Among the twelve dialects are Ashanti, Fante, Akuapem, Akyem, Twi, Kwahu and Brong. The Akan language is one of the primary government-sponsored languages in Ghana.


The language came to South America, notably Suriname with the slaves. Escaped slaves in the interior of Suriname still use a form of this language, including the custom of naming children the day of the week that they were born e.g. Kwasi (for a boy) or Kwasiba (girl) born on a Sunday. In Suriname also the Anansi spider stories are well known.


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Akan languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (406 words)
Akan languages are those languages belonging to the Kwa language family spoken in Ghana and the Côte d'Ivoire:
The Akan language is one of the primary government-sponsored languages in Ghana.
The language came to South America, notably Suriname, with the slaves.
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