|Burkina Faso, northern Ghana and Benin|
The Oti–Volta languages form a subgroup of the Gur languages, comprising about 30 languages of northern Ghana, Benin, and Burkina Faso spoken by twelve million people. The most populous language is Mòoré, the national language of Burkina, spoken by five million people. The languages are largely mutually intelligible.
The internal classification of Oti–Volta, as worked out by Manessy 1975–79 (Williamson & Blench 2000) is as follows:
Native Dagbani speakers assert that Dagbani is mutually intelligible with Dagaare, Frafra, Mamprusi, and Wali. These languages are not mutually intelligible with Moore or Kusaal (a language spoken in Bawku West District).
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