Lesson 23: List of Occupations in Twi | Twi Vocabulary

What is your occupation? Or, what are you training to become in the future? A doctor? A driver? A lawyer? A journalist? Or, a teacher like myself? In our 23rd vocabulary lesson, we take a look at the Twi names of these and other occupations.

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List of Occupations in Twi

Twi English
ɔtomfoɔ blacksmith
akuturukubɔfoɔ boxer
nankwaseni butcher
sikakorabea dwumayɛni banker
kapenta (borrowed) carpenter
aduanenoafoɔ cook/chef

ɔyaresafoɔ

dɔkota (borrowed)

doctor

ofidikafoɔ

drɔbani

driver
okuani farmer
ɔfareni fisherman
bɔɔlobɔfoɔ footballer
nsɛntwerɛni journalist
otemmuafoɔ judge/magistrate
apamfoɔ jury

lɔya (borrowed)

mmaranimfoɔ

lawyer

ɔbotoni

ɔdansifoɔ

meesin (borrowed)

mason

nɛɛse (borrowed)

ayarehwɛdwuma mu boafoɔ

nurse
mmarahyɛ badwani parliamentarian
ɔsɔfoɔ pastor
oduyɛfoɔ physician
wiemhyɛnkafoɔ pilot
opolisini police officer
amanyɔni politician
ɔsɛmpakani preacher
ɔmanpanin president
ɔkɔmhyɛni prophet

adepamni (general)

ɔbaa depamni (female-specific)

seamstress
ɔtwerɛtwerɛni secretary
ɔwɛmfoɔ security/watchman
dwontoni singer/musician
ɔsraani soldier

adepamni (general)

barima depamni (male-specific)

tailor

ɔkyerɛkyerɛni

tikya (borrowed)

teacher

odwadini

trader

 

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