Picture Languages

Ewe speaking countries

Ewe is no official language in any country, but is spoken as a mother tongue in two countries by a minor part of the population. The Ewe language (native name: Eʋegbe) has its roots in the Niger–Congo language family.

With 4.17 million native speakers, Ewe has the highest prevalence in Ghana. As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 23 percent is in Togo. A total of about 6.2 million people worldwide speak Ewe as their mother tongue.
Distribution Ewe

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
GhanaWestern Africano12.7 %4,170,000
TogoWestern Africano23.2 %2,006,000

Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Ewe as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.