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“Twi” Names Of 30 Most Common Diseases And Sicknesses In Ghana – English To “Twi”

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English has been an official language in Ghana after colonization got to Gold Coast now called Ghana. This has made Ghanaians adopt many of their cultures and more especially most of their words making us forget our own.

Taking the Akans for instance, one cannot complete a sentence without an English word or two and this can be found more specifically among the Mfantses.

This has gone a long way to affect us as Ghanaians in the fact that, one who has formal education sometimes fails to fully express himself or herself in the local dialect when talking to a grandfather or grandmother who is an illiterate.

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Considering the health aspect of this, we sometimes wish to visit the native doctor when we are in need of health care, but we always fail to do so since we cannot really explain or tell locally to the native doctor’s level what is actually wrong with us.

Learning from others is not a bad thing to do but that does not mean we should throw away ours completely. It is time for us all to start mastering our local dialect to facilitate confidence, understanding and good communication skills since mother tongues are easily learnt and said.  

This article gives you a list of 30 most common diseases and sicknesses in Ghana translated from English to the most common local Akan language “Twi”.

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English – “Twi”

Fever – “Etsiridii” / “Ebun”

Boil – “P)mp)”

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Headache – “Tipae”

Stomach ache – “Yefunu yaw”

Epilepsy – “EtwerE”

Constipation – “Ayemtsim”

Itch – “Ahokeka”

Goitre – “K)mp)”

Gonorrhoea – “Babaso”

Malaria – “Etsiridii”

Cholera – “Ayemtuo”

Diarrhoea – “Ayemwhie” / ”Ayemtua”

Cancer – “Kokoram”

Cough – “Ewa”

Whooping Cough – “Nsamanwa”

Convulsion – “Esor” / “Asensene”

Cripple – “Obubuafo)”

Leprosy – “Kwata”

Rheumatism – “Sasabr)” / “Ahotutuo”

Diabetes – “Asikyireyare”

Blindness – “Anifra”

Toothache – “Kaka”

Measles – “Ntoburo”

Hernia – “Nkwoe”

Hypertension – “Gyepim”

Ulcer – “Ayemkuro”

Pile – “Kooko”

Eczema – “Ekor)”

Candidiasis – “Odeepua”

Rashes – “Nsaa”

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