Kebu language

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Akebu
Kebu
Native toGhana, Togo
Native speakers
70,000 (2012)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3keu
Glottologakeb1238[2]
Akebu
PeopleƏkpəβə
CountryKᵼkpəkə

Akebu or Kebu (also Kabu; in French: akébou) is one of the Ghana–Togo Mountain languages spoken by the Akebu people of southern Togo and southeastern Ghana. It is a tonal language with nominal classes. Akebu is closely related to the Animere language.

In 2002 there were about 56,400 speakers, located primarily in the Akébou district of the Plateau Region of Togo.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Yao Koffi, Akebu-Deutsch-Wörterbuch, Deutsches Akademischen Austauschdienstes, Sarrebruck (Allemagne), 1981, 433 p.
  • Yao Koffi, Sprachkontakt und Kulturkontakt : eine Untersuchung zur Mehrsprachigkeit bei den Akebu in Togo, Sarrebruck, 1984, 180 p.
  • Jacques Sossoukpe, Vitalité ethnolinguistique suivie d'une esquisse phonologique de l'Akébou, Lomé (Togo), 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Akebu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Akebu". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.