The political, military, and spiritual foundations of the Ashanti nation date to the first Ashanti king, Osei Tutu. As they prospered, Ashanti culture flourished. They became famous for gold and brass craftsmanship, wood carving, furniture, and brightly colored woven cloth, called kente.
Although there are Christian and Muslim converts among the Asante, the traditional religion, based on belief in a distant supreme being, a pantheon of gods and lesser spirits, and the ever-present spirits of ancestors, remains the basis of the Asante conception of the universe. See also Asante empire.
The Ashanti Empire was a pre-colonial West African state that emerged in the 17th century in what is now Ghana. The Ashanti or Asante were an ethnic subgroup of the Akan-speaking people, and were composed of small chiefdoms.
Girl. African. Derived from the Kiswahili word asante, meaning “thank you”. Ashanti is a region in central Ghana. The traditional inhabitants of the region are known as Ashanti people.
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.
The Asante were one of the Akan-speaking peoples who settled in the forest region of modern Ghana between the 11thand 13th centuries. The separate Asante chiefdoms were united by Osei Tutu in the 1670s and in 1696 he took the title of Asantehene (king) and founded the Asante empire.
The Ashanti are a major ethnic group of the Akans ( Ashanti and Fanti) in Ghana, Ghana is a fairly new nation, barely more than 50 years old, and Ghana was previously called the Gold Coast. Much of the modern nation of Ghana was dominated from the late 17th through the late 19th century by a state known as Asante.
Osei Tutu, (born c. 1660—died 1712 or 1717), founder and first ruler of the Asante (Ashanti) empire (in present-day Ghana ) who as chief of the small state of Kumasi came to realize (c.
|English||Twi||Response ( Twi )|
|how are you?||LV: wo ho te sɛn? SV: ɛte sɛn?||LV: me ho yɛ (I am well/fine) SV: ɛyɛ (it’s well)|
|happy birthday||mema wo awoda pa||LV: meda wo ase (thank you ) SV: medaase|
Ghana English: Hello. Twi: Maakyé (Good morning)
1. Me dɔ wo – I love you.