Ewe love poem
Apékouomè la poupuimè
Egni gnagnouin nam
Voi wokaba nowa élatoutou
Egnagnè kpotoèa éyégnin "mou lonwo"!
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Pretty Togolese & Ewe
Short poem translated into ewe (éwé, éoué, évè, eʋe, ebwe, efe, eibe, eue, gbe, krepe, krepi, popo, vhe) a vehicular language with 7.5 million speakers. Poetry in the tonal language, of a pretty Togolese. Love poem for all the girls of Lome.
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 dialects of ewe are 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 are from the actual Yoruba country, 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.