Kyode (Gikyode)

Kyode is member of the North Guang branch of the Kwa group of languages. It is spoken by about 10,400 people in 9 villages in the north of the Oti region in eastern Ghana, along the border with Togo.

Kyode is also known as Chode or Gikyode. It is written with the Latin alphabet using an orthography developed by the Ghana Institute of Linguistics, Literacy and Bible Translation GILLBT). There is some literature in Kyode, including a translation of the Bible and a dictionary.

Kyode alphabet and pronunciation

Kyode alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Kyode (Excel)
Details of the Kyode alphabet provided by Wolfram Siegel

Sample sentences

Abiidɛbo mɔ mɛ kpaa gyan wura gɛwi.
The warring factions have gathered at the chief's palace.

Iken-alɛɛbo mɔ, mɛ tiri abiidɛbo de mɛ' baa biidɛ mɔmɔ-asawuu de iken lii gigengen so sa mɔmɔ.
The fishermen are after pullers to pull out their nets and fish to the shore for them.

Gɛbii pubɔrɔ gumu gi bo dabɛ-dabɛ fɛɛ, gibono i kpa too gimɔ ayaa adɛ so.
A new born baby's head is soft like a newly laid egg.

Yenwura gi dɔɔ nyɛ aterenbi ne ɔ yii-yii ibu dɛnsɛ-dɛnsɛ ɔsowolɛ belɛ mɔ so.
Yenwura got money from farming and he built beautiful houses in the city.

Source: Gikyode Dictionary

Sample text and corrections by Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample videos in Kyode

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Information about Kyode

Kwa languages

Abidji, Adele, Ahanta, Akan, Anii, Anyin, Avatime, Baoulé, Chakosi, Chumburung, Dangme, Fante, Foodo, Ga, Gonja, Krache, Kyode, Logba, Mbato, Nkonya, Nzema, Siwu, Tchaman, Twi

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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