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.

Language group

Atlantic-Congo languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Ewe, Ghana, Latin
Ewe, Ghana
Ewe, Latin
Ewe, Togo