Kebu language

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Native to Ghana, Togo
Native speakers
70,000 (2012)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 keu
Glottolog akeb1238[2]
People Əkpəβə
Country Kᵼkpəkə

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 language with nominal classes (and a tonal language?). 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.


  • 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.


  1. ^ Akebu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Akebu". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.