Ghana is a multilingual country where about eighty languages are spoken. With all, English is the official language in Ghana, even though was inherited from the colonial time. Of the languages indigenous to Ghana, Akan is the most widely spoken. There are many ethnic groups, each with its distinct language.
Even with all these languages, there are few you need to learn so you can blend in. There are few you have to be able to speak so it will make it easy to communicate in every ethnic. Out of these languages, there are eleven languages that have the states of government-sponsored languages.
Scroll down and Mrpocu.com has outlined these eleven languages you need to learn as a Ghanaian. It would be fun if you visiting Ghana and you love to learn our language.
1.Akan (Asante Twi, Fante, and Akwapem Twi)
Akan is the most widely spoken in the country and not only spoken by people related to the Akan’s tribe but also other ethnic groups. It is the most popular language everyone can learn to blend in. More then half of Ghana’s population can speak the Akan language.
Ewe is a Gbe language, part of the Volta- Niger branch of the Niger-Congo family. The ewe language is spoken in Ghana, Togo and Benin with a trace in West Nigeria.
Ga is the other Ga-Dangme language within the Kwa branch. Ga is spoken in south Ghana, in and around the capital Accra. It is the second most popular language after Akan.
Dangme is one of the Ga-Dangme languages within the Kwa branch. It is spoken in Greater Accra, in south-east Ghana and Togo.
Dagbani is one of the Gur languages. It belongs to the large Mole-Dagbani Ethnic group founded in Ghana and Burkina Faso. Dagban is spoken by Dagombas in the Northern Region and it is one of the popular languages in the Northern Region of Ghana.
Dagaare is another of the Gur languages. The language is spoken in the Upper West Region of Ghana. It is also spoken in Burkina Faso.
Nzema is one of the Bia languages, closely related to Akan. It is spoken by the Nzema people in the Western Region of Ghana. It’s also spoken in the Ivory Coast.
Gonja is one of the Guang languages, part of the Tano languages within the Kwa branch along with Akan and Bia. This language is spoken in the Northern Region of Ghana and Wa
Kasem is a Gurunsi language, in the Gur branch. Kasem is spoken in the Upper Eastern Region of Ghana. It is also spoken in Burkina Faso.
Learning these languages will not only help you blend-in here in Ghana, but also some West African countries.