List Of Languages Spoken In Ghana

By | February 7, 2022

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.

A: GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED LANGUAGES

LANGUAGELOCATION
AKANSpoken in Ashanti, Fante, Akuapem, Akyem, Kwahu (Written Twi)
DAGAARE / WAALESpoken in Upper Western Region (UWR)
DANGBESpoken in Greater Accra.(G/A)
DAGBANESpoken in Northern Region (NR)
EWESpoken in Volta Region (VR)
GASpoken in Greater Accra Region (G/A)
GONJASpoken in Northern Region (NR)
KASEMSpoken in Upper Eastern Region (UER)
NZEMASpoken in Western Region (WR)

B: NON-GOVERNMENT SPONSORED LANGUAGES

LANGUAGELOCATION
ADELESpoken in Volta Region (Tutukpene & Nkwanta)
ANUFO/CHOKOSISpoken in Northern Region (Chereponi)
BULISpoken in Upper East Region (Sandema)
BIMOBASpoken in Northern Region (Bunkpurugu)
BIRIFORSpoken in Upper West Regin & Northern Region(Bilema & Danvar)
BASSARISpoken in Northern Region)
CHUMBURUNGSpoken in Northern Region & Volta Region(Ekumdipe)
FRAFRASpoken in Upper East Region (Bolgatanga)
GIKYODE/AKYODESpoken in Volta Region (Shiare)
HANGASpoken in Northern Region
KONKOMBASpoken in Northern Region (Saboba)
KUSAALSpoken in Upper East Region (Bawku)
KASEMSpoken in Upper East Region (Navrongo)
KOMASpoken in Upper East Region (Yipabongo)
BUEM/ LELEMSpoken in Volta Region (Jasikan & Bodada)
MAMPRULISpoken in Northern Region (NALERIGU)
MO/ DEGSpoken in Brong Ahafo & Northern Region (New Longoro & Bole Dist.)
NAFAANRASpoken in Brong Ahafo (Banda Ahenkro)
NKONYASpoken in Volta Region (Akloba & Wurupong)
NTRUBO / DELOSpoken in Volta Region (Pusupu)
NAWURISpoken in Northern Region (Kitare)
SISAALASpoken in Upper West Region (Tumu)
TAMPULMASpoken in Northern Region
VAGLASpoken in Northern Region
WALISpoken in Upper West Region

Should you have other languages not included here as part of languages spoken in Ghana, you are free to share with us or drop in the comment box provided below.

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