Akan language

language of Akan lands in Ghana

Akan is a language group spoken by related peoples in mainly Ghana and eastern Côte d'Ivoire. It is understood by roughly 99% of Ghana's population.

Native toGhana, Ivory Coast (Abron), Benin (Tchumbuli)
EthnicityAkan people
Native speakers
32 million (2017)
Latin (Twi alphabet, Fante alphabet)
Twi Braille
Official status
Official language in
— Government-sponsored language of Ghana
Regulated byAkan Orthography Committee
Language codes
ISO 639-1ak
ISO 639-2aka
ISO 639-3akainclusive code
Individual codes:
abr – Abron dialect
bqa – Tchumbuli
fat – Fante dialect
twi – Twi
wss – Wasa
Glottologakan1251  Akanic[1]
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  1. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Akanic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.