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Akan
Akan is one of the Akan languages, which are part of the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is the most widely spoken indigenous language in Ghana. The dialects, especially Twi and Fante, are often given the status of separate languages.


Dagaare
Dagaare/Wale is one of the Oti-Volta languages within the Gur branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken in the Upper Western Region of Ghana. It is also spoken in Burkina Faso.


Dagbani
Dagbani is one of the Oti-Volta languages within the Gur branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken in the Northern Region of Ghana.


Dangme
Dangme is one of the Ga-Dangme languages within the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken in Greater Accra, in south-east Ghana.


Ewe
Ewe is a Gbe language, part of the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken by approximately 2 million people in the Volta Region of south-east Ghana. It is also spoken in Togo.


Ga
Ga is a Kwa language, part of the Niger-Congo family. It is very closely related to Adangme, and together they form the Ga-Dangme branch within Kwa. Ga is spoken in south-eastern Ghana, in and around the capital Accra.


Gonja
Gonja is one of the Potou-Tano languages, part of the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken in the Northern Region of Ghana.


Ka
Kasem is a Gur branch of the Niger-Congo language family spoken in the Upper Eastern Region of Ghana. It is also spoken in Burkina Faso.


Nzema
Nzema is one of the Potou-Tano languages, part of the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken by the Nzema people in the Western Region of Ghana. It is also spoken in the Ivory Coast.

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