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Twi

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Pronunciation: /twiː
 
, tʃwiː
 
/

Definition of Twi in English:

noun (plural same or Twis)

1A member of an Akan-speaking people of Ghana.
Example sentences
  • Does anyone know of any other Niger-Congo languages up on that northerly coast that are like this, contrasting with the better-known Twis and Mendes and Igbos?
  • This dance is popular among the Twi, the Fante (who call it Adzewa), and the Ga.
2 another term for Akan (the language).
Example sentences
  • They constitute the largest ethnic group in Ghana, with Twi being the most commonly spoken language.
  • Though Twi is widely spoken throughout the country, not every ethnic group in Ghana speaks it as their first language.
  • These members felt that the use of Twi unfairly privileged the Ashanti ethnic group over others.

adjective

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Relating to the Twi or their language.
Example sentences
  • Eventually a compromise was reached: have both an English and Twi service, with the English service as the main evangelism arm of the church.
  • By 1997 however, a mere five years later, the church had an English and Twi service.
  • According to this custom, a child born on Tuesday, whose parents speak the Twi language, would have a name derived from Benada, the Twi word for Tuesday.

Origin

the name in Akan.

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