Learn Dagbanli (Dagbanli Bɔhimbu)

Dagban Bachi (Dagbanli Alphabets)

The ability of one to read, view, write, speak and listen to Dagbani language begins with the understanding of the letters of the Dagbani alphabets and their sounds.

Dagbani Bachi Koba (Dagbani Alphabets)

Aa   Bb   Dd   Ee   Ɛ   Ff   Gg   Ɣ   Hh   Ii   Jj   Kk   Ll   Mm   Nn   Oo   Pp   Ss   Tt   Uu   Vv   Ww   Yy   Zz   ʒ   ɔ   ɛ
Alphabet Example in Dagbani Example in English
A Alaafee pineapple
B Bua Goat
D Dundoli Door
E Abe palm nut
F Furila Lanten
G Goli moon
ɣ Dɔɣu Stick
H Halli Anger
I Tia Tree
J Jaŋa monkey
K Kom Water
L Lɔɣu Pot
M Moongu Mango
N Noo Hen
ŋ ŋamli hippopotamus
O voli hole
P Paɣa woman
S Situra Clothes
T Toli morta
U kuli hoe
V Viɣu owl
W Wɔbigu Elephant
Y Yili House
Z Zahim Fish
ʒ ʒim blood
ɔ bɔɣu Arm
ɛ biɛŋ ditch

Vowelinima (Vowels)

VowelExample (In Dagbani)Example (In English)
AaMbaFather
EeMbeOlder Sibling
3Bi3gniTomorrow
IiTiaTree
OoKoliClear
ɔBɔɣuArm
UuYuliName


 

Vowel Wagila (Long Vowels)

VowelExample (Dagbani)Example (English)
AABAADog
EEBEELeg
IITiitaCannary Bird
OU
UUDuuRoom


 

Konsonantinima (Consonants)

Bb  Dd  Ff  Gg  Hh  Jj  Kk  Ll  Mm  Nn  Pp  Ss  Tt  Vv  Ww  Yy  Zz

 

KONSONANTI JABA (Double Consonants)

KonsonantiExample (Dagbani)Example (English)
CHCh3rigaLadle
GBGbaliLeg
KPKpilliSeed
NYNyuliYam
ŋmŋmaniBowl
SHSherigaNeedle


 

Lesson by: Rayan Iddi Yussif
Video by: Mohammed-Hanif Abdulai