16 Regions In Ghana and their Languages

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                                           16 Regions In Ghana and their Languages

What are the 16 regions in Ghana and their languages? In this article, we have compiled a list of all the major languages in Ghana and the regions in which they are spoken. Read on to learn all the regions in Ghana and the the major languages each region speak.

Ghana is a multilingual country with a lot of languages. According to Wikipedia, there are over eighty (80) spoken languages in Ghana [1]

The official language of Ghana is English because of its history of colonization. However, there are other Government-sponsored languages in the country. These are Akan, Gonja, Wale/Dagaree, Ewe, Nzema, Kasem, Dagbane, Ga and Dangbane.

Other Non-Government Sponsored languages are Adele, Buli, Koma, Mampruli, Nkonya, Wali, Vagla, Sisaala, Mo, Hangar, Komkomba, Kusal, Bimoba, Brifour and many more.

Regions In Ghana and their Major Languages

Below is a list of the 16 regions In Ghana and their languages:

Region                  Spoken Languages

Ahafo                       Brong and Asante Twi

Bono East                 Brong and Asante Twi

Western                   Akan

Central                     Fante

Eastern                     Krobo

Ashanti                     Twi

Upper West              Dagaare

Upper East               Frafra

Greater Accra           Ga

Western North         Akan

Northern                  Dagbani

North East                Gur

Savannah                  Dagbani

Volta                         Ewe

Oti                             Ewe and Twi

Bono                         Bono Twi

After English, Twi is the second most spoken language in Ghana. According to reports, more than 60% of the country's population understands Twi. It is spoken by a vast majority of the population in the southern part of Ghana. 

Most Commonly Asked Questions About Languages In Ghana


Here are some of the frequent asked questions about regions in Ghana and their languages:

How man languages are spoken in Ghana?
Ans: Ghana has over 80 indigenous languages of which Akan, ewe, Ga, Gonja, Dagbane and Dagaree are the major ones.

What is the oldest language in Ghana?
Ans: Ga is said to be the oldest language in Ghana.

What is the most used and popular language in Ghana?
Ans: English, which is the official language of Ghana, is the most spoken language by the people of Ghana.

Conclusion

We believe you have learnt the 16 regions in Ghana and their languages. It is important you know that there were 10 Regions in Ghana. However, these regions were later divided into 16 on a request from the people of Ghana.

The newly created regions are Savannah, Oti, North East, Western North Bono and Ahafo

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Online Source

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Ghana

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