About the Ewe Language
Ewe is a Niger-Congo language spoken by over 3 million people. Southeastern Ghana and Southern Togo are where it is the most commonly spoken. Ewe is part of a cluster of similar languages known as Gbe or Ewe-Gbe. The current distribution of the language is likely due to a migration of the Ewes from what is today Benin, to Notsie in Togo before moving to southeastern Ghana. Ewe uses the African Reference Alphabet for its writing system, which combines the Latin alphabet and the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Many of the clusters of Gbe languages are, to a degree, mutually intelligible and can be considered dialects of Ewe, these are Gen, Aja and Xwla. Interestingly, two of Ewe’s main dialects, Waci and Kpesi are considered separate languages by some linguists for only sharing a mutual intelligibility of 85%.