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Kwa

(kwä)
n.
Any of several West African languages belonging to the Niger-Congo language family, including Ewe.

[From Kwa -kwa, people.]

Kwa adj.
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Kwa

(kwɑː)
n
(Languages) a group of languages, now generally regarded as a branch of the Niger-Congo family, spoken in an area of W Africa extending from Côte d'Ivoire to E Nigeria and including Akan, Ewe, Yoruba, and Ibo
adj
(Languages) relating to or belonging to this group of languages
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Kwa

(kwɑ)

n.
a language family of West Africa, a branch of the Niger-Congo family, that includes Akan, Ewe, Yoruba, Edo, and other languages spoken from S Nigeria westward to Liberia.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Kwa - a group of African language in the Niger-Congo group spoken from the Ivory Coast east to Nigeria
Niger-Congo - a family of African language spoken in west Africa
Aku, Yoruba - a Kwa language spoken by the Yoruba in southwestern Nigeria
Akan - a Kwa language spoken in Ghana and the Ivory Coast
Ewe - a Kwa language spoken by the Ewe in Ghana and Togo and Benin
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And so Charles Puoh becomes Charles Breeze (because "puoh" is the Krahn word for "breeze") and Adolphus Kpeh changes to Adolphus Powers (because "kpeh" is synonymous with "power" in a number of Kwa languages).
Although demonstrative terms in Kwa languages have not been given much attention in the literature, the following interpretive patterns are attested for languages other than Fongbe.
Whether there are Kwa languages other than Gbe that have reflexive anaphors is a question for future research.