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In colonial times the names of Mõõré and Dagbani, the two languages of the Western Oti/Volta group with the largest populations, were used to label the whole group, spelled in English 'Mole-Dagbani'  and probably thought of a one language with the 'Mole' pronounced to rhyme with 'hole'.




Dagbani  is the major language of the Northern Region of Ghana, and is the language of the capital of the region, Tamale, and the second city, Yendi, the traditional capital of Dagbong, the territory of the Dagomba people.

If you click the button to (view or) download the Dictionary you will find an introduction explaining the history of the material and my involvement in its compilation. This is followed by the dictionary of over 7000 main entries Dagbani-English, and then an index of English glosses to help to  find Dagbani words with particular meanings.  Each entry also has cross-references to other entries related in form or meaning.

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