Adele (language)

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Spoken in

Ghana , Togo
speaker approx. 27,000
Official status
Official language in one of the national languages ​​of Ghana
Language codes
ISO 639 -1


ISO 639 -2 ( B ) - ( T ) -

Adele (also Gidire and Bidire ) is an endangered West African language and is the language of the Adele ethnic group .

In 2003, the number of Adele speakers in Ghana was given as 11,000 to 12,000. An estimated 15,000 speakers live in Togo . This language is spoken on the border with Togo.

According to dialects, the language can be divided into Upper Adele and Lower Adele .

See also


  • Bernd Heine , The distribution and structure of the Togorest languages. Berlin, Dietrich Reimer, 1968.

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