Ahanta (people)

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Districts of the western region of Ghana, Shama West and Shama Ahanta are predominantly populated by Ahanta

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.

See also