See also: ewe, -ewe, and éwé

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Etymology

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From Ewe Eʋe.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈeɪ.weɪ/, /ˈeɪ.veɪ/

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Ewe pl or sg (plural Ewes)

  1. An ethnic group who inhabit southeastern Ghana, Togo, and Benin.
    • 2002, James Minahan, “Ewes”, in Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: Ethnic and National Groups Around the World, volumes II (D–K), Westport, Conn., London: Greenwood Press, →ISBN, page 590:
      Most Ewes are farmers or fishermen, although a growing number are urban dwellers living in Accra, Lomé, and other cities. The Ewes are a patrilineal people, with inheritance passing from father to son.
    • 2011, Jakob Spieth, “[The HO – Tribe] Economic Life”, in Emmanuel F. Tsaku, Marcellinus Edorh, Raphael Avornyo, Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu, transl., edited by Komla Amoaku, The Ewe People: A Study of the Ewe People in German Togo, Legon, Accra, Ghana: Sub-Saharan Publishers, →ISBN, page 289:
      A person from Ho, like all Ewes, attaches great importance to a friendly greeting.
    • 2018, Elvis Yevudey, “The representation of African languages and cultures on social media: a case of Ewe in Ghana”, in Augustine Agwuele, Adams Bodomo, editors, The Routledge Handbook of African Linguistics, Routledge, →ISBN, part IV (Language and society: theory and practice):
      Among the Ewes, and equally among other language and ethnic groups in Ghana, names form an integral part of people’s identity.

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Ewe

  1. The Niger-Congo language, belonging to the Gbe family, spoken by these people.

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Ewe (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Ewe people or language.

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Ewe pl

  1. Ewe (ethnic group)

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Ewe n

  1. Ewe (language)

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