1. a branch of the Niger-Congo subfamily of languages, including Ewe, Ibo, Yoruba, and other languages of coastal West Africa. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of kwa

  • The third major group, the Kwa linguistic group…was found mostly in the southern and eastern parts of Liberia.

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    'And So Liberia Was Born'

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    April 1, 2009

Historical Examples of kwa

British Dictionary definitions for kwa


  1. a group of languages, now generally regarded as a branch of the Niger-Congo family, spoken in an area of W Africa extending from Côte d'Ivoire to E Nigeria and including Akan, Ewe, Yoruba, and Ibo
  1. relating to or belonging to this group of languages
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