Dangme

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A language of Ghana

Alternate Names
Adangme
Population

800,000 (2004 SIL).

Location

Southeast, coast east of Accra and inland.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

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

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30%–60%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Bible: 1999.
Writing
Latin script, used since 1966.
Other Comments

Traditional religion.