Most Akan peoples live in Ghana, where they settled in successive waves of migration between the 11th and 18th centuries; others inhabit the eastern part of Côte d’Ivoire and parts of Togo.
1: a member of any of the Akan -speaking peoples (such as the Ashanti) 2: a Kwa language of southern Ghana and the southeast Ivory Coast.
NTAFO are the ANCESTORS of the Akans and they settled somewhere in the present GONJA AREA in the Northern Region about 120 A.D. The Akan movement was no mass migration after the fall of the Ghana Empire in Timbuktu in 1076 A.D. The nation split in 3 main sections The First were the ANCESTORS of the GUAN PEOPLE today.
Akan refers to the language of the Akan ethnic group of Ghana. It is also spoken in the central and eastern part of Cote d’Ivoire. Akan comprises three main mutually intelligible dialects: Fante, Asante Twi and Akwapim Twi.
Do you know that the Akans ( Ghana, Cote d’ivoire, and Jamaica (the maroons are akans mostly Ashanti) are mentioned five times in the Bible? Genesis 36:27. The children of Ezer are these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan.
The Ghana Empire ( c. 300 until c. 1100), properly known as Wagadou ( Ghana being the title of its ruler), was a West African empire located in the area of present-day southeastern Mauritania and western Mali.
The Mfantsefo or Fante (“Fanti” is an older spelling) are an Akan people. The Fante people are mainly gathered in the Central and Western coastal regions of Ghana, with some also in Ivory Coast. Like all Akans, they originated from Bono state.
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Land of Gold – Historically, we can confidently say the Ashanti’s are by far the richest sect of Ghanaians by birth. Born into riches, they are destined for wealth by inheritance. Many Ashanti’s acquire their starting capital from their fathers and forefathers.
Major ethnic groups in Ghana include the Akan at 47.5% of the population, the Mole-Dagbon at 16.6%, the Ewe at 13.9%, the Ga-Dangme at 7.4%, the Gurma at 5.7%, the Guang at 3.7%, the Grusi at 2.5%, the Kusaasi at 1.2%, and the Bikpakpaam a.k.a. Konkomba people at 3.5%. 4.3% of the population is white.
Renowned as a cultural melting pot, home to more than 100 tribes and ethnic groups, Ghana attracts thousands of international volunteers every year, all keen to experience this unrivaled culture.
Ghana English: Hello. Twi: Maakyé (Good morning)
Yaa anua (reply – to a sibling age mate or colleague) Hello (General greeting ) Agoo. Hello (on phone)
To say “I like you ” in the Twi language, say “me pɛ wo.” The verb “pɛ” in the Twi language can mean either “ want ” or “ like.” The sentence follows the subject + verb + object pattern. Note: The letter “ɛ” is unique to the Akan language.