|Ethnicity||Asante people, Akuapem|
|9 million (2015)|
Official language in
|Ashanti City-State and the Ashanti City-State capital Kumasi|
|Regulated by||Akan Orthography Committee|
Twi (pronounced [tɕɥi]) or Asante Twi, is spoken by 6–9 million Ashanti people as a first language and second language. Twi is a common name for two former literary dialects of the Akan language, Asante (Ashanti) and Akuapem, which are mutually intelligible. There are about 9 million Twi speakers, mainly in Ashanti Region. Akuapem Twi was the first Akan dialect to be used for Bible translation, and became the prestige dialect as a result.
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