Fante

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.

Fante alphabet and pronunciation

Fante alphabet and pronunciation

Note

A tilde (~) is used to indicate nasalization, e.g. ã

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Sample text

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.

Translation

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)

Sample video in Fante

Links

Information about Fante
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fante_dialect
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/aka

Kwa languages

Akan, Baoulé, Fante, Ga, Gonja, Nzema, Twi

Languages written with the Latin alphabet


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