Central Tano languages

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Central Tano
Ghana, Ivory Coast
Linguistic classification: Niger–Congo
  • Bia
  • Akan languages
Glottolog: cent2262[1]

The Central Tano or Akan languages are languages of the Niger-Kongo family (or perhaps the theorised Kwa languages[2]) spoken in Ghana and Ivory Coast by the Akan people.

All have written forms in the Latin script.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Central Tano". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Ameka, Felix K.; Dakubu, Mary Esther Kropp (2008). Aspect and Modality in Kwa Languages. John Benjamins Publishing. ISBN 90-272-0567-1. , p. 4