Ghanaian Pidgin EnglishPrint
5,002,000, all users. L1 users: 5,000,000 (2011 V. Velupillai). L2 users: 2,000 (1990 UBS).
Greater Accra region: scattered.
3 (Wider communication). Used as a lingua franca in multilingual contexts as well as an in-group language among males in secondary schools and universities with the purpose of expressing group solidarity.
Informal settings: playgrounds, on campus, in bars and dorms, in family homes among younger generations. Educated urban males under age 50 are likely to use it in informal settings.
Unwritten [Qaax], Latin script is sometimes used in comics.
Spoken across ethnic groups.