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    Gã Solemõ Wolo
Portions of the Book of Common Prayer in Ga


Ga is a language spoken by about 600,000 people in the south of Ghana, in and around the capital of Accra. It is a member of the Kwa group of Niger-Congo languages.

The text presented here is from a book which is primarily a hymnal - only 34 of the book's more than 500 page are devoted to liturgy, the rest to hymns. It was translated by the Rev. Ernest Bruce, who was active in Ghana (then the Gold Coast) from the early to mid 1900's. He appears to have been a native African and a Methodist.

Orthography (spelling) in the Ga language has changed significantly over the years, and that used in this text is rather different from what is used today. Most notably, the many diacritical marks seen in this book are no longer used. Several of these (vowels with lines under) do not appear to be part of Unicode, and so can't be rendered in HTML. Because of this, the text is presented here as a single file in PDF graphics. There is text "behind" the graphics (which can be extracted), but this text undoubtedly contains many errors and ignores the diacritical marks.

No BCP translations into this language are listed either in David Griffiths' Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer (1999), nor in william Muss-Armolt's The Book of Common Prayer among the Nations of the World.


Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer
Prayer for All Conditions of Men & General Thanksgiving
Athanasian Creed
Holy Communion

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