Twi

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

Definition of Twi

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)

Origin and Etymology of twi

Akan čɥíì


twi-

prefix \ ˈtwī \

Definition of twi-

: 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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