Twi

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noun \ˈchwē, chə-ˈwē, ˈtwē, ˈchē\
variants: or less commonly

Tshi

Definition of Twi

  1. 1 :  a dialect of Akan

  2. 2 :  a literary language based on the Twi dialect and used by the Akan-speaking peoples (such as the Ashanti)

Origin and Etymology of twi

Akan čɥíì


First Known Use: 1874


twi-

prefix \ˈtwī\

Definition of twi-

  1. :  two :  double :  doubly :  twice twi-headed

Origin and Etymology of twi-

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German zwi- twi-, Latin bi-, Greek di-, Old English twā two

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