According to whatis.techtarget.com, Wikipedia is a free, open content online encyclopedia created through the collaborative effort of a community of users known as Wikipedians. Anyone registered on the site can create an article for publication; registration is not required to edit articles.
Wikipedia as a very large community of different languages has introduced some Ghanaian languages into their system which allows people who can read and write in these dialects to also contribute to Wikipedia.
This probably means that the Wikipedia community is getting large in Ghana and as such the website deems it right to create a version of the online encyclopedia in the some of the Ghanaian local dialects.
Ghanaian Languages Introduced On The Wikipedia Website
You need to try these yourself if you are a Ghanaian or someone who can read any of the dialects listed below.
- Twi – Is a widely spoken dialect that originated from the use of different Akan languages nationwide.
- Akan – the language is spoken by the Akan people of Ghana
- Ɛʋɛ – This language is spoken in the Volta Region of Ghana and some parts of Togo.
We believe in the future the Wikipedia website will introduce some more Ghanian dialects such as Ga, Waala, Dagaare, Dagbani, and Bono among others when it notices the high interest of the Ghanaian people as time goes on.
Below is Nana Ama McBrown’s Twi Wikipedia page. Follow the link to experience the Twi language on Wikipedia.