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Tshi

[chwee, chee] /tʃwi, tʃi/
noun
1.
Twi.
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  • The true domain of the populations speaking the languages of the Tshi or Ochi family begins only on the east of Apollonia.

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker
  • The usual Tshi name for them appears to be bonsum or bossum: the word "duppy" I have been unable to trace.

    Jamaican Song and Story Walter Jekyll
  • Nyam is not "to eat," but enm is Tshi for "meat," as nyama (in some form or other) is in every Bantu language.

    Jamaican Song and Story Walter Jekyll
  • The few words given as "African" by Mr. Jekyll seem to be traceable to Tshi.

    Jamaican Song and Story Walter Jekyll

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