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[fan-tee, fahn-]
  1. a Kwa language spoken in Ghana that is mutually intelligible with Twi.
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Historical Examples of fanti

  • They hate these Fanti men, and it is they against whom they war.

    With Wolseley to Kumasi

    F.S. Brereton

  • The Fanti country being cleared, a road towards the Prah was now energetically pushed forward.

    Our Soldiers

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • When in distress, the Fanti has a claim upon the good offices of his tribe.

  • The term Fanti, like the term Mandingo, has a double sense—a general and a specific signification.

  • The Fanti, Ashanti, and Boroom forms of speech are merely dialects of one and the same language.

British Dictionary definitions for fanti


  1. a language of Ghana: one of the two chief dialects of AkanCompare Twi
  2. plural -tis or -ti a member of a Negroid people who speak this language, inhabiting the rain forests of Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire
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