Ghana is a country that contains with around 80 different languages spoken that qualifies it to be multicultural.
As a result of being a bilingual country, the official language spoken is English, which was transmitted from the colonial era.
The official language serves as a uniting force. It has made it possible to communicate between people who speak various native languages. Ghanaian politics and media coverage also use English.
Akan is the most extensively spoken among Ghana’s indigenous languages.
In this article, we present you the list of languages spoken in Ghana and the regions you can find the native speakers of the language.
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A: GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED LANGUAGES
|AKAN||Spoken in Ashanti, Fante, Akuapem, Akyem, Kwahu (Written Twi)|
|DAGAARE / WAALE||Spoken in Upper Western Region (UWR)|
|DANGBE||Spoken in Greater Accra.(G/A)|
|DAGBANE||Spoken in Northern Region (NR)|
|EWE||Spoken in Volta Region (VR)|
|GA||Spoken in Greater Accra Region (G/A)|
|GONJA||Spoken in Northern Region (NR)|
|KASEM||Spoken in Upper Eastern Region (UER)|
|NZEMA||Spoken in Western Region (WR)|
B: NON-GOVERNMENT SPONSORED LANGUAGES
|ADELE||Spoken in Volta Region (Tutukpene & Nkwanta)|
|ANUFO/CHOKOSI||Spoken in Northern Region (Chereponi)|
|BULI||Spoken in Upper East Region (Sandema)|
|BIMOBA||Spoken in Northern Region (Bunkpurugu)|
|BIRIFOR||Spoken in Upper West Regin & Northern Region(Bilema & Danvar)|
|BASSARI||Spoken in Northern Region)|
|CHUMBURUNG||Spoken in Northern Region & Volta Region(Ekumdipe)|
|FRAFRA||Spoken in Upper East Region (Bolgatanga)|
|GIKYODE/AKYODE||Spoken in Volta Region (Shiare)|
|HANGA||Spoken in Northern Region|
|KONKOMBA||Spoken in Northern Region (Saboba)|
|KUSAAL||Spoken in Upper East Region (Bawku)|
|KASEM||Spoken in Upper East Region (Navrongo)|
|KOMA||Spoken in Upper East Region (Yipabongo)|
|BUEM/ LELEM||Spoken in Volta Region (Jasikan & Bodada)|
|MAMPRULI||Spoken in Northern Region (NALERIGU)|
|MO/ DEG||Spoken in Brong Ahafo & Northern Region (New Longoro & Bole Dist.)|
|NAFAANRA||Spoken in Brong Ahafo (Banda Ahenkro)|
|NKONYA||Spoken in Volta Region (Akloba & Wurupong)|
|NTRUBO / DELO||Spoken in Volta Region (Pusupu)|
|NAWURI||Spoken in Northern Region (Kitare)|
|SISAALA||Spoken in Upper West Region (Tumu)|
|TAMPULMA||Spoken in Northern Region|
|VAGLA||Spoken in Northern Region|
|WALI||Spoken in Upper West Region|
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