Fante is a part of the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken mainly in central and southern Ghana, and also in parts of western Ghana. Fante is considered part of the Akan dialect continuum, along with Akuapem and Asante, and has its own dialects, including Agona, Anomabo, Abura and Gomua. In 2019 there were about 2.7 milllion speakers of Fante, which is also known as Fanti, Fantse or Mfantse.
Information about the Fante alphabet supplied by Wolfram Siegel
Wɔwo ɑdɑsɑ nyinɑ to fɑhodzi mu, nɑ hɔn nyinɑ yɛ pɛr wɔ enyimnyɑm nɑ ndzinoɑ mu. Wɔmɑɑ hɔn nyinɑ ɑdwen nɑ tsibowɑ, nɑ ɔwɔ dɛ hɔn nkitɑhodzi mu ndzeyɛɛ dɑ no edzi dɛ wɔyɛ enuɑnom.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
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