Peace Corps - Ewe- Special Skills Handbook

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US Peace Corps Ewe  - Image PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
Ghana: 1961-present
Togo: 1962-present
Niger: 1962-2011; Currently Inactive
Congo: 1970-1991; Currently Inactive

PROGRAM SECTORS
Ghana: Education, Environment, Agriculture, Health
Togo: Education, Environment, Health, Business, Information Technology
Niger: Currently Inactive
Congo: Currently Inactive

COURSE OVERVIEW
A book of language and cultural for teachers material and students vocabulary lists and of Ewe presents samples of Ewe language in various contexts, including letters, essays, and articles. Although not presented in lesson newspaper format, the can be adapted by teachers or used by students for material independent study. It is divided into tip main parts, general and technical skills, with Ewe and English on facing pages. Contents of the general :skills section include these topics: proverbs, letter writing, sports, funeral ceremonies, traditional holidays and festivals, totems and taboos, divination, church, clothing, body parts, diseases and injuries, getting a motorbike repaired, foods, relationships between men and women, a history of the origins of the Ewe peoples, articles from Togo-Presse, Ewe folk tales, traditional skills songs, going to and traditions. and The technical speeches, skills construction, section topics include: wells, meetings making digging raising chickens, raising rabbits, raising cattle, animal traction, prenatal consultations, postnatal consultations, a health questionnaire, school gardening, and taking care of water. Worksheets are included for both sections.

Ewe is a NigerCongo language spoken in southeastern Ghana and southern Togo by over three million people. Ewe is part of a cluster of related languages commonly called Gbe; the other major Gbe language is Fon of Benin. Like most sub-Saharan languages, Ewe is tonal. Some of the commonly named Ewe ('Vhe') dialects are Twun, Awlan, Gbón, Pecé, Kp?ndo, Vhlin, H?, Avno, Vo, Kpelen, V, Dayin, Agu, Fodome, Wancé, Wacé, Adóngbe (Capo). Ethnologue 16 considers Waci, Kpesi (Kpessi), and Wudu to be distinct enough to be considered separate languages.

They form a dialect continuum with Ewe and Gen (Mina), which share a mutual intelligibility level of 85%; the Ewe varieties Gbin, Ho, Kpelen, Kpesi, and Vhlin might be considered a third cluster of Western Gbe dialects between Ewe and Gen, though Kpesi is as close or closer to the Waci and Vo dialects which remain in Ewe in that scenario. Waci intervenes geographically between Ewe proper and Gen; Wudu is further north, on the northern edge of Aja territory, and Kpesi forms a Gbe island in the Kabye area.

Ewe is spoken in: Ghana, Togo, Benin

Ewe is also called: Éwé, Ebwe, Efe, Ehwe, Eibe, Eue, Eve, Gbe, Krepe, Krepi, Popo, Vhe

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