Asante dialect

Asante, also known as Ashanti, Ashante, or Asante Twi, is one of the principal members of the Akan dialect continuum. It is one of the four mutually intelligible dialects of Akan which are collectively known as Twi, the others being Bono, Akuapem, and Fante.[4][5][6] There are 3.8 million speakers of Asante, mainly concentrated in Ghana and southeastern Cote D'Ivoire,[4] and especially in and around the Ashanti Region of Ghana.[citation needed]

Native toAshanti
EthnicityAshanti people
Native speakers
3.8 million (2019)[1]
Official status
Regulated byAkan Orthography Committee
Language codes
ISO 639-3


  1. ^ Akan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ "Language Subtag Registry". Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). Retrieved 2017-06-12.
  3. ^ "Language Subtag Registration Form for 'asante'". Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). Retrieved 2017-06-12.
  4. ^ a b "Akan". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  5. ^ Schacter, Paul; Fromkin, Victoria (1968). A Phonology of Akan: Akuapem, Asante, Fante. Los Angeles: UC Press. p. 3.
  6. ^ Arhin, Kwame; Studies, University of Ghana Institute of African (1979). A Profile of Brong Kyempim: Essays on the Archaeology, History, Language and Politics of the Brong Peoples of Ghana. Afram.