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Gikyode

A language of Ghana

ISO 639-3acd

Population  10,400 (2003), increasing.
Region  East central, on Togo border. 9 remote villages.
Language map  Ghana, reference number 28
Alternate names   Chode, Kyode
Dialects  Lexical similarity: 75% with Ginyanga [ayg] of Togo.
Classification  Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Nyo, Potou-Tano, Tano, Guang, North Guang
Language use  Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Also use Akan [aka].
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 1%–2%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–20%. NT: 2001.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  The name of the people is ‘Akyode’ (Achode), the language is ‘Gikyode’ (correct spelling), ‘Gichode’ is the correct English pronunciation. Agriculturalists: cassava, yams, plantain, peanuts, rice, cocoa, coffee. Traditional religion, Christian.