Dagbani (Dagomba)

Dagbani is member of the Gur branch of Niger-Congo languages and is spoken mainly in northern Ghana by 800,000 Dagomba people. It is closely related to and mutually intelligible with Mossi, which is spoken mainly in Burkina-Faso. Dagbani is also known as Dagbamba, Dagbane and Dagomba.

Dagbani is taught in primary and secondary schools and there are radio programmes in the language.

Dagbani alphabet and pronunciation

Dagbani alphabet and pronunciation

Sample text

Sal' la sala. Bɛhig' be sokam sanimi, din pa la amii. Suhizɔbo be sokam sani; ka nambɔxu beni. Suhubɔhibo mi bi lan kɔŋ yigunaadam kam sani. Dinzuxu dimbɔŋɔ zaa wuhiya ka dama di tu kamaata ka ti zaa yu tab' hali ni ti puuni.

Links

Information about the Dagbani language and people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dagbani_language
http://www.ethnologue.org.uk/show_language.asp?code=dag
http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/simpleSearch.jsp

Dagbani dictionaries
http://glosbe.com/en/dag/
http://www.rogerblench.info/Language/Niger-Congo/Gur/Dagbani%20dictionary%20CD.pdf

Gur languages

Dagaare, Dagbani, Mossi

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet