Anyin language

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Native to Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana
Ethnicity Anyi people
Native speakers
(1.2 million cited 1993–2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
any – Anyin
mtb – Anyin Morofo
Glottolog anyi1246[2]

The Anyin language is spoken principally in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. It is an Akan member of the Kwa branch of the Niger–Congo family of languages. 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.

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  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. 

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