Twi

noun
\ ˈchwē How to pronounce Twi (audio) , chə-ˈwē, ˈtwē, ˈchē How to pronounce Twi (audio) \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of Twi

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

twi-

prefix
\ ˈtwī \

Definition of twi- (Entry 2 of 2)

: two : double : doubly : twice twi-headed

First Known Use of Twi

Noun

1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Twi

Noun

Akan čɥíì

Prefix

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

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“Twi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Twi. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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