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Twi is a dialect of Akan, the principle language of Ghana. About 9 million people speak Akan, most of whom live in the Ashanti Region. Akan is also spoken in Côte-d'Ivoire. The Ashanti people take great pride in their language, since it reflects not only their culture but also the history of their great nation.

Current courses: Akan/Twi

Course Fall Spring
Elementary K101/501 K102/502
Intermediate K201/601 K202/602
Advanced K301/701 K302/702
4th-year L506 L506

African Languages Minor Requirements: Akan/Twi Track

5 language courses:

  • Elementary level (F101; F102)
  • Intermediate level (F201; F202)
  • Advanced level (F301)

1 linguistics course:

  • Introduction to African Linguistics (L480), or
  • Languages in Africa (L481)

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