Konni language

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Native to Ghana
Ethnicity Koma
Native speakers
3,800 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kma
Glottolog konn1242[2]

The Koma language, Konni, is a Gur language of Ghana. Yikpabongo the main village of the Konni people. Another village is Nangurima.[3]

Koma has vowel harmony. The nine vowel phonemes of Konni are grouped into two sets according to the ATR feature:[4]

  • +ATR /i u e o/
  • −ATR /ɩ ʋ ɛ ɔ a/

Koma is related to Mampruli, Hanga and Buli.[5]


  1. ^ Konni at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Konni". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Cahill, Mike (1994). "Diphthongization and underspecification in Kɔnni". UTA Working Papers in Linguistics. Texas Digital Library. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ "The World Atlas of Language Structures Online". Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  5. ^ Cahill, Michael (1992). "A Preliminary Phonology of the Konni Language". Journal of West African Languages - Institute of African Studies. University of Ghana: 2.