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Adangme language

NameAdangme
Speakers800,000 (SIL 2004)
EthnicityGa people
RegionSouth-eastern Ghana, east of Accra
FamilycolorNiger-Congo
Fam2Atlantic Congo
Fam3Kwa
Fam4Ga Dangme
ScriptLatin alphabet (Adangme variant)
NationGhana
Iso2ada
Iso3ada
NoticeIPA

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Adangme (also called Dangme), is a Kwa language spoken in south-eastern Ghana by 800,000 people.

Some sources list Adangbe as another name for the same language whereas Ethnologue lists it as a different language in the Kwa family, and it has a separate ISO 639-3 code of 'adq'.

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Consonant phonemes
Consonants :
Bilabial Labio-
dental
Alveolar Postalveolar
/ palatal
Velar Labial-velar Glottal
Plosives &
affricates
p b t d k ɡ kp ɡb
Nasals m n ɲ ŋ ŋm
Fricatives f v s z
Approximants l j w

Vowels :
Monophthongs Front Central Back
Close i u
Close-mid e o
Open-mid ɛ ɔ
Open a

Vowels :
Monophthongs Front Central Back
Close ĩ ũ
Close-mid
Open-mid ɛ̃ ɔ̃
Open ã



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