Aja language (Niger–Congo)

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Aja
Adja
Native to Ghana, Togo, Benin
Ethnicity Aja people
Native speakers
520,000  (2002–2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
ajg – Aja
aug – Aguna (?)
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The distribution of the major Gbe dialect areas (after Capo 1988, 1991)

The Aja language is a Gbe language of the Niger–Congo language spoken by the Aja people; and it is closely related to other Gbe languages such as Ewe, Mina, Fon, and Phla Phera.

Comparison[edit]

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights[edit]

Aja[edit]

Agbetɔwo pleŋu vanɔ gbɛmɛ ko vovoɖeka gbeswɛgbeswɛ, sɔto amɛnyinyi ko acɛwo gomɛ; wo xɔnɔ susunywin ko jimɛnywi so esexwe. Wo ɖo a wɛ nɔvi ɖaɖa wowo nɔnɔwo gbɔ.

Ewe[edit]

Wodzi amegbetɔwo katã ablɔɖeviwoe eye wodzena bubu kple gomekpɔkpɔ sɔsɔe. Susu kple dzitsinya le wo dometɔ ɖesiaɖe si eyata wodze be woanɔ anyi le ɖekawɔwɔ blibo me.

English[edit]

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aja at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Aguna (?) at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)

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