The Ahanta are an ethnic group from the group of West African Akan -Nations.
The approximately 130,000 Ahanta today populate an approx. 10 km wide coastal strip in the western region in southwestern Ghana between the cities of Axim and Sekondi-Takoradi (see map).
Ahanta is one of the "dying languages" of Ghana. In the primary schools of the area Fante as a written language taught. There is considerable acculturation pressure from the neighboring Nzema to the west and especially the Fanti to the east . Most of the speakers are bilingual, so they speak one of these two neighboring languages just as well.