Twi love poem


Wo nim wɔ ahwehwem

Yɛ me nkyerewye a efe yɛ paa

Ka wo hɔ na ɛ pepa

ɛyɛ bre a ɛtwa tɔo a me ka kyere wɔ se me do wo!

Translated into Akan by Bernardo Donkor
Twi love poem

Book of poetry "La Glace"
Original version
French poem

Akan language

Akan love poem with all the charms of Ghanaian women. Twi (Tshi, Tchi, Asante, Akan, Fante), is a language that reflects a face forged in ebony, and partially hidden by its long curly hair.

Twi is the Akan dialect of the Ashantis people, it is a tano central language spoken by 10 million people. The Ashantis (Achantis) are Akans (Dankyira, Ahafo, Akyem, Asante, Akuapem, Bono, Akwamu, Assin, Wassa, Kwawu, Fante), who live in Ghana and east of Ivory Coast. If the official language in Ghana is English, Twi remains a very important language.

Akan is a group of closely related languages, the two most important are Twi and Fante, here its Twi. Twi, the language of the great Ashanti Empire of the 18th and 19th centuries, is spoken by today's Twi tribe, as well as by the Ashantis, throughout most of the southern half of the country.

The Ashantis

The Ashantis (Achantis) keep the tradition of gold jewelry coming from the many mines of the country. Their lineage and social organization, matrilineal, also included partially exogamous patrilineages, thus presenting a complex system of kinship and rules of residence.

This people was very early known for its political organization of under state control type, based on a royalty, whose symbol is a golden stool. The queen mother enjoyed important ritual and political prerogatives. The weights produced by the Achantis to weigh gold are famous for their diversity and for the art they represent.

Kwa languages
Abe poem - Baule poem
Poem translated into Twi (524 languages)