Siwu

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A language of Ghana

Alternate Names
Akpafu-Lolobi, Lolobi-Akpafu, Siwusi
Population

27,000 (2003).

Location

Southeast, north of Hohoé.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Akpafu, Lolobi. Lolobi and Akpafu dialects are inherently intelligible, but have been politically separate since the 1800s. A population sample averaged 66% comprehension of Éwé [ewe] mixed discourse types.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Community-sponsored vernacular literacy materials are available. NT: 2009.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 2001.

Other Comments

Ethnonym: Lolobi and Akpafu, also town names. Traditional religion, Christian.