Information from: “Some Endangered Languages of Ghana” (10-18) . Jonas N. Akpanglo-Nartey and Rebecca A. Akpanglo-Nartey (2012)
100 percent certain, based on the evidence available
"The 1990 Ghana Census figures estimate that there are approximately 100,000 speakers of the combined dialects of Awutu-Effutu... [however] the languages that are most affected [by language endangerment] are those with less than 20,000 speakers... these include Ewutu-Effutu in the Central Region."
DATE OF INFO
DOMAINS OF USE
SPEAKER NUMBER TRENDS
MORE ON VITALITY
95% of Winneba residents who responded to this survey spoke Effutu. 59.5% reported that Effutu was the primary language used in their home; however, the language used most often overall was Fante for 73.2% of respondents. Language use across generations varies; 88.9% of Winneba residents aged 51 or more learned Effutu as their first language, but only 58.3% of those 31-50, and 52.7% of those under 30. The pattern clearly indicates language loss through the generations. Clearly, Effutu is losing grounds to Fante. Winneba children are not using the Effutu language because some parents prefer speaking to their children in Fante rather than the indigenous language.
OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
LANGUAGE CONTEXT COMMENTS
96.4% of Winneba residents speak at least two languages; 93.6% of Winneba residents speak both Effutu and Fante.
Scripts (Writing system)
More on Orthography
"This is not a literary language."
"Winneba is a small fishing town of Effutu-Awutu speakers in the Central Region of Ghana. The town, which is almost surrounded by Fante speaking towns, is currently the home of a major national university. During each school semester, the number of non-natives outnumbers the indigenes."
Information from: “"Documentation of Effutu" HRELP Abstract” . Agyeman, Nana (2010)
20 percent certain, based on the evidence available
"Winneba, a coastal town in the Central Region of Ghana, and surrounding villages"