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Sefwi Ethic Group Numbers Over 500,000 People in Ghana

The Sefwi’s or Sehwi’s are an ethnic Akan sub-group predominantly found in the Western North Region of Ghana.

The people of Sefwi speak the Akan dialect known as Sefwi-Twi language.

Twi is a language spoken by all Akans, with different dialects including Fante-Twi, Sefwi-Twi, Akwapim-Twi, Nzema-Twi, Asante-Twi and Bono-Twi among others.

Sefwi, also known as Sehwi, Esahie, and Asahyue, is spoken by close to 500,000 people across southwestern Ghana, principally in the Western North Region of Ghana.

The Sefwi language is closely related to Anyin, and mutually intelligible with the Sannvin dialect of Anyin: it’s two main dialects are Wiawso, spoken in the southern area of the Sefwi territory, and Anhwiaso, spoken by in the northern area.

Some notable Sefwi towns and cities include Bibiani, Sefwi Wiawso, Awaso, Juaboso, Bekwai, Anhwiaso and Asafo among others.

Others are Sefwi Akontombra, Bodi,Debiso, Adabokrom, Bonzai, Bosomoiso and many more.

Story by: PAGMedia

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