Dangme

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A language of Ghana

Alternate Names
Adangme
Population

1,020,000 (2013 UNSD).

Location

Eastern region, Yilo Krobo, Lower Manya Krobo, Upper Manya Krobo, Asuogyaman, Fanteukwa, East Akim, and New Juaben districts; Greater Accra region, Dangme East and West districts, southeast coast and inland; Volta region, North Tongu district.

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Language Status

4 (Educational). Recognized language (1951, Laws of the Gold Coast, Vernacular Literature Board Ordinance, as amended by Ordinance No. 44).

Dialects

Ada, Ningo, Osu, Shai, Gbugbla, Krobo.

Language Use

Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30%–60%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Bible: 1999.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1966.

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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