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Twi

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Native to  Ashanti
Native speakers  9 million (2015)
Ethnicity  Asante people, Akuapem
Twi
Language family  Niger–Congo Atlantic–Congo Kwa Potou–Tano Tano Central Tano Akan Twi
Dialects  Asante (Ashanti) Akuapem
Official language in  Ashanti City-State and the Ashanti City-State capital Kumasi

Twi (pronounced [tɕɥi]) or Asante Twi, is spoken by 6–9 million Ashanti people as a first language and second language. Twi (or Asante Twi) is a common name for two former literary dialects of the Akan language, Asante (Ashanti) and Akuapem, which are mutually intelligible. There are about 9 million Twi speakers, mainly in Ashanti Region. Akuapem Twi was the first Akan dialect to be used for Bible translation, and became the prestige dialect as a result.

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Twi Wikipedia


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