List of Jobs and Occupations in Twi | Twi Vocabulary

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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 today’s lesson, we’re taking a look at the Twi names of these and other occupations.

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List of Jobs and Occupations in Twi

TwiEnglish
ɔtomfoɔblacksmith
akuturukubɔfoɔboxer
nankwasenibutcher
sikakorabea dwumayɛnibanker
dua dwomfoɔ

kapenta (borrowed)
wood worker

carpenter
aduanenoafoɔcook/chef

ɔyaresafoɔ

dɔkota (borrowed)

doctor

ofidikafoɔ

drɔbani

driver
okuanifarmer
ɔfarenifisherman
bɔɔlobɔfoɔfootballer
nsɛntwerɛnijournalist
otemmuafoɔjudge/magistrate
apamfoɔjury

lɔya (borrowed)

mmaranimfoɔ

lawyer

ɔbotoni

ɔdansifoɔ

meesin (borrowed)

mason

nɛɛse (borrowed)

ayarehwɛdwuma mu boafoɔ

nurse
mmarahyɛ badwaniparliamentarian
ɔsɔfoɔpastor
oduyɛfoɔpharmacist (maker of drugs)
wiemhyɛnkafoɔpilot
opolisinipolice officer
amanyɔnipolitician
ɔsɛmpakanipreacher
ɔmanpaninpresident
ɔkɔmhyɛniprophet

adepamni (general)

ɔbaa depamni (female-specific)

seamstress
ɔtwerɛtwerɛnisecretary
ɔwɛmfoɔsecurity/watchman
dwontonisinger/musician
ɔsraanisoldier

adepamni (general)

barima depamni (male-specific)

tailor

ɔkyerɛkyerɛni

tikya (borrowed)

teacher

odwadini

trader

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