Published July 16, 2020

Zita speaks Twi and Dagaare, two Ghanaian languages in the Niger-Congo family. Twi is spoken by the Asante, Akuapem, and Bono people; Dagaare is spoken by the Dagaaba people. Both languages are related to other Niger-Congo subdivisions. The two languages spoken in this video, Twi and Dagaare, are both Niger-Congo languages spoken in Ghana. Twi, also known as Akan Kasa, has about 9 million native speakers, who are primarily from the Ashanti region. About 29 percent of the population of Ghana speaks Twi as either a first or a second language. It is the official language of the Ashanti City-State, and has two mutually intelligible dialects: Asante and Akuapem. Dagaare (specifically Southern Dagaare) is spoken by 700,000 people, with this number increasing. There are 1,000,000 speakers including Northern Dagara, which is spoken in Burkina Faso. Dagaare is the language of the Dagaaba people of mainly Burkina Faso and northern Ghana. Both Twi and Dagaare are written using the Latin script, and both languages also have Braille alphabets. This video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. To download a copy, please contact hello@wikitongues.org. Help us caption & translate this video! https://amara.org/v/C1mZS/

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Twi [twi] Dagaare, Southern [dga]


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