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The Potou–Tano languages are the only large, well-established branch of the Kwa family. They have been partially reconstructed historically by Stewart in 1989.

Potou–Tano
Geographic
distribution
Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Togo
Linguistic classificationNiger–Congo
Subdivisions
Glottologpoto1254[1]

LanguagesEdit

The Potou branch consists of two minor languages of Ivory Coast, Ebrié and Mbato. The Tano branch includes the major languages of SE Ivory Coast and southern Ghana, Baoulé and Akan.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Potou–Tano". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.