Asante dialect

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Native toAshanti
EthnicityAshanti people
Native speakers
3.8 million (2019)[1]
Official status
Regulated byAkan Orthography Committee
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Asante, also known as Ashanti, Ashante, or Asante Twi, is one of the three principal members of the Akan dialect continuum, along with Akuapem, with which it is collectively known as Twi, and Fante, with which it is mutually intelligible.[5][6] There are 3.8 million speakers of Asante, mainly concentrated in Ghana and southeastern Cote D'Ivoire,[5] and especially in and around the Ashanti Region of Ghana.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Akan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Asante". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "Language Subtag Registry". Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). Retrieved 2017-06-12.
  4. ^ "Language Subtag Registration Form for 'asante'". Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). Retrieved 2017-06-12.
  5. ^ a b "Akan". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  6. ^ Schacter, Paul; Fromkin, Victoria (1968). A Phonology of Akan: Akuapem, Asante, Fante. Los Angeles: UC Press. p. 3.