The Akan language is also known as Twi and Fante. It is the predominant indigenous language spoken in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, and among the descendents of enslaved people living in the interior of Suriname and the Maroons in Jamaica. Akan is also offered at the University of Florida.

Important Words & Phrases

  • Akwaaba – Welcome
  • Ɛte sεn/Wo ho te sɛn? – How is it going/How are you?
  • meda wo ase – Thank you
  • Mepa wo kyew – Please/excuse me
  • Wo din de sεn? – What is your name?
  • Me din de … – My name is …

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