Ewe is the 2nd most spoken language in Ghana with 3.82million speakers - Report reveals

Ewe is the 2nd most spoken language in Ghana with 3.82million speakers - Report reveals

- Ewe has emerged as the number two most spoken language in Ghana

- This is according to data from the World Population Review

- Asante is the number one spoken language in the country

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Ewe is the second most spoken language in Ghana, recent findings by the World Population Review have stated.

Ewe is the 2nd most spoken language in Ghana with 3.82million speakers - Report reveals
Ewe is the 2nd most spoken language in Ghana with 3.82million speakers - Report reveals
Source: UGC

According to the breakdown of the findings, Asante leads with 16%, Ewe, 14%, Fante, 11.6%, Boron (Brong), 4.9%, Dagomba, 4.4%, Dangme, 4.2%, Dagarte (Dagaba), 3.9%, Kokomba, 3.5%, Akyem, 3.2%, Ga, 3.1%, and other, 31.2%.

The research took into consideration 50 languages.

It further noted that about 9.5million Ghanaians speak Akan and its related dialects while 3.82million others speak Ewe in the country.

Meanwhile, Ga is spoken by some 745,000 people per the data report, Abron by 1.17 million people, Dagbani by 1.16 million people, Dangme and Dagaar by 1.02 million and 924,000 people respectively.

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Konkomba and Farefare are spoken by 831,000 and 638,000 people respectively, the research revealed.

This is coming on the back of the recent kerfuffle following the publication of educational materials on the blind side of the Ghana Education Service (GES), seeming to disparage people belonging to the Ewe tribe.

That notwithstanding, the Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, said publishers of the textbooks with the 'ewe-hating' content cannot be sanctioned by the National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA).

He blamed the circulation of textbooks with bigoted content against Ewes on the lack of an enforcement regime for NaCCA.

In other news on YEN.com.gh, police launched a manhunt for a contractor identified as Swanzy Joe Nartey for theft. It follows the issuance of a warrant for his arrest by an Accra Circuit Court.

Nartey allegedly stole a hydraulic drilling machine worth GHc1,695,216, YEN.com.gh gathered.

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As seen in an announcement published in the Wednesday, April 21, edition of the state-owned Daily Graphic newspaper, the warrant for the immediate arrest of Nartey was issued on November 23, 2020, for the offence of stealing contrary to section 124 (1) of the Criminal Offences Act, Act 29/60.

In the public announcement, the Head of Public Affairs Unit/CID, Deputy Superintendent Juliana Obeng said the 27-year-old suspect in August 2014 collected a hydraulic drilling machine from the complainant on work and pay system.

But he has since vanished and all efforts to trace his whereabouts proved unsuccessful.

He was last spotted in Takoradi and believed to be hiding Elubo, Half Assin, or its environs.

The 5.4 feet tall Nartey is said to be dark in complexion with black hair and medium eyes.

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