Anyin language

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Native toCôte d'Ivoire, Ghana
Native speakers
(1.2 million cited 1993–2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
any – Anyin
mtb – Anyin Morofo

The Anyin language is a Niger-Congo language spoken principally in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) and Ghana. It is an Akan member of the Kwa branch. The closest relative of Anyin is Baoulé, and it is also close to Nzema.

The dialects of Anyin are Sanvi, Indenie, Bini, Bona, Moronou, Djuablin, Ano, Abe, Barabo and Alangua. The Morofo (one quarter of speakers) variety may be classified as a separate language.

In Côte d'Ivoire, there are approximately 610,000 native speakers of Anyin, along with 10,000 to 100,000 second-language users. There are a quarter-million speakers of Anyin in Ghana.

The name of this language is also spelled Agni, Agny and Anyi.


Anyin consonant phonemes[3]
Labial Alveolar Postalveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n
Stop voiceless p t c k
voiced b d ɟ g
Fricative voiceless f s ʃ h
Approximant j w
Trill r

Anyin vowels[3]
Front Back
Close i, ĩ ɪ, ĩ ʊ, ʊ̃ u, ũ
Mid e ɛ ɔ o
Open a, ã

Anyi has five tones: high, low, mid, rising, and falling.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Anyin at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Anyin Morofo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Anyinic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b Ahua, Mouchi Blaise. 2004. Conditions linguistiques pour une orthographe de l'agni: une analyse contrastive des dialectes sanvi et djuablin. (Doctoral dissertation, Universitäat Osnabrück).

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