Ahanta (Ayɩnda)

Ahanta is a member of the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken in the Western region of Ghana between Takoradi and Princes Town on the southwest coast. In 2013 there were about 175,000 speakers of Ahanta, which is also known as Anrindha.

Ahanta is considered endangered and most Ahanta people also speak Fante and/or Nzema. Fante is the language of instruction in primary schools, and is spoken to the east of the Ahanta-speaking area, while Nzema is spoken to the west.

Ahanta is written with an alphabet recommended by the Akan Orthography Committee.

Ahanta alphabet and pronunciation

Ahanta alphabet and pronunciation

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Information about Ahanta

Kwa languages

Abidji, Adele, Ahanta, Akan, Anii, Anyin, Avatime, Baoulé, Chakosi, Chumburung, Dangme, Fante, Foodo, Ga, Gonja, Krache, Kyode, Logba, Mbato, Nkonya, Nzema, Siwu, Tchaman, Twi

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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