Ga–Dangme languages

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Ga–Dangme
Geographic
distribution:
Ghana and Togo
Linguistic classification: Niger–Congo
Subdivisions:
Glottolog: gada1257[1]

Ga–Dangme is a branch of the Kwa language family. Ga–Dangme is made up of just two languages: Ga and Adangme. They are closely related and have sometimes been considered as a single language. There are many similarities in the basic vocabulary. There are also many words which are different, and grammatical differences, particularly in the verb phrase. Where they differ, Adangme is usually closer to the original Proto-Ga–Dangme than Ga.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Ga–Dangme". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

References[edit]

  • M. E. Kropp Dakubu, ed. (1988). The Languages of Ghana. London: Kegan Paul International for the International African Institute. ISBN 0-7103-0210-X.