Akan is a language spoken mostly in Guinea and in Suriname. It consists of two subgroups,Twi(the Akuapem and Asante dialects) and Fante. The language was disseminated in Suriname and Jamaica with the arrival of slaves. The descendants of escaped slaves in the interior of Suriname and Jamaica still use a form of the language. They also maintain the 'day name' custom of giving to their children the name of the day that they were born.

Map of Akan language speakers.
Map of Akan language speakers.

Basic stats

First language : 9 million

Main Countries: Ghana, Suriname

ISO 639-3 Code: aka

Language Sample

Wɔɑwo ɑdesɑmmɑ nyinɑɑ sɛ nnipɑ ɑ wɔwɔ ɑhofɑdi. Wɔn nyinɑɑ wɔ nidi ne kyɛfɑ koro. Wɔwɔ ɑdwene ne ɑhonim, nɑ ɛsɛ sɛ wobu wɔn ho wɔn ho sɛ ɑnuɑnom.

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Akan:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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