Akan

Facts

  • Language: Akan
  • Alternate names:
  • Language code: aka
  • Language family: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Nyo, Potou-Tano, Tano, Central, Akan
  • Number of speakers: 8300000
  • Script: Latin script

Introduction

Akan is spoken in two major dialects, Ashanti and Fante. It is spoken in Ghana.

The verb

Subject markers are prefixed to the stem.

Sample verb: hu(nu) 'to see'

Present

Sg.1mihu
Sg.2wúhũ
Sg.3ohũ
Pl.1yehũ
Pl.2mṹhũ
Pl.3wohũ