Ewe is a language spoken in southern Ghana and Togo, in West Africa. It belongs to the Niger-Congo family of languages. There are about 3 million speakers of Ewe, which is also known as Eve, or Ewe-Fon.
Ewe is a tonal language, with two tones: high and low. The high tone is indicated by a grave accent ( ` ), and the low tone by an acute accent ( ' ). For example, the word for 'sun' is written ƒe, but is pronounced with a high tone on the ƒe, as ƒé.
Ewe is written with the Latin alphabet, with some additional letters. The additional letters are ƒ (pronounced /f/), ɖ (pronounced /dʒ/), ƒ (pronounced /v/), ŋ (pronounced /ŋ/), ɛ (pronounced /e/), and ɔ (pronounced /o/).
Ewe has a rich oral tradition, and much of its literature is in the form of folktales. One of the most famous Ewe folktales is the story of Ananse the Spider.