Nkonya is a member of the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken by about 20,400 people in the southeast of Ghana, particularly in the Central Volta Region to the east of Lake Volta and north of Ahenkro.
Nkonya is also known as Nkunya. There are two dialects: a northern dialect, which is spoken in and around Wurupong, and a southern dialect, which is spoken in and around Tepo. It is written with the Latin alphabet, although few Nkonya speakers are literate in their language. There is some written material in the language, including a dictionary, grammar and a translation of the New Testament.
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Languages written with the Latin alphabet
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