Ewe love poem
Wo nkumé le ahunhoe mé
Eya ye nye gne nya nyuito
Wokaba elé tutum
Eya ye nye gne lonlon nya mamléa
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Short Ewe love poem (Ewé, Éwé, Éoué, Évé, Eʋe, Eue, Awlan, Anglo, Anlo, Krepi, Hudu, Awuna, Efe, Aveno, Vo, Eibe, Gbe, Krepe, Eve, Kotafoa, Agu, Be, Togo, Popo, Ho, Ebwe, Ehwe, Adan, Vlin, Vhe, Kpelen, Gbin, Autonyme : Èʋegbe).
This vehicular language with 7.5 million speakers, is in the tonal language of a pretty Togolese. I dedicate it to all the girls of Lomé..
The ewe is a Nigerian-Congolese language of the kwa group, which is found in: Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast and Ghana. It is spoken by the Ewes, on the southern coast of West Africa between the Volta River in Ghana and the Mono River in Togo. The word voodoo is of Ewe origin.
The separation of Ewe groups during their migration will create differences and variations in their language. Their meeting with Europeans, speaking different languages (English, French, German etc.) will also help to develop and modify the ewe.
The dialects of Ewe include three groups, those of the west, the east and the center (Watyi, Adya, Ge (Mina)), one can mention kpele and notsie in Togo, Waci in Benin, anio, tonu, ho, kpedze, kpandu and anfoe in Ghana. The language is taught at school and university in Togo and Ghana, both countries where it is a national language.
The Ewes originate from what is now Yoruba country, in the Oyo region of the actual Nigeria. In the 17th century, they will migrate west, north-west and south.
They are farmers and fishermen, their socio-political organization rested on exogamous patrilineages, the principle of virilocal residence and the unity of the city-state; The head of lineage played an important role as an intermediary with the ancestors, who were the object of a particular cult.