Published August 12, 2016
This video was recorded in Esino Lario, Italy, where Raphael was visiting for the Wikimania 2016 conference. Twi, also called Asanti Twi, is spoken by as many as 9 million people, primarily in the Ashanti region of Ghana, where it is an official language, and by diaspora communities worldwide. A member of the Niger-Congo linguistic family, Twi is related to more than a thousand other languages across western and southern Africa, including Igbo, Yoruba, and Shona. It derives from from Ashante and Akuapem, two former literary dialects of the Akan language.