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Ewe, pronounced "ay-way" or "ay-vay", is spoken on the southern coast of West Africa between the Volta River in Ghana and the Mono River in Togo. There are about 1.5 million speakers in each country. The number of speakers largely exceeds 3 million including second language users. Ewe belongs to the Kwa subgroup of the Niger-Congo family. The English word "voodoo" is of Ewe origin. It is an official literary language in Ghana, used for primary and secondary education and wider communication. In Togo it is a national language and in Southern Togo it is the predominant one.
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