The Ewe are one of Ghana’s five main ethnic groups (United States Jan. 2002) and reside mainly in the southeast region of the country (Ethnologue July 2002) but also inhabit the southern half of Togo ( Ewe Culture 2002).
Ewe unity is based on language and common traditions of origin: their original homeland is traced to Oyo, in western Nigeria, which was a major Yoruba kingdom. Most Ewe are farmers, corn (maize) and yams being their staple foods. Sea fishing is a full-time occupation in some coastal areas.
It was the gradual westward expansion of the Yoruba that pushed the Ewe and their kin, Aja, from Ketu. Their movement must have started sometime before the end of the sixteenth century. On leaving Ketu the people split into two big divisions.
Monica Amekoafia, the winner of the first edition of the Miss Ghana contest in 1957 while representing the Trans-Volta Togoland was contestant Number 9. It was from her number that people from the Volta Region are called Number 9.
Languages and How to Say Hello The languages that are spoken in Ghana are: Akan: Akwabaa, Ewe: Neefon, Dagomba: Dasiba, Dangme: Ti Massim, Dagaare: Antire, Ga: Ojekoo, Nzema: Nwae, Gonja: Angsuma, and Kasem: De N waaro.
These deities are called, in Ewe: Yewe or So (thundergod); Mami Water or 7ro Mami (Sea goddess/ god ).
Ewe ( Eʋe or Eʋegbe [èβéɡ͡bé]) is a language spoken in Togo and southeastern Ghana by approximately 4.5 million people as a first language and a million or so more as a second language. Ewe is part of a cluster of related languages commonly called Gbe; the other major Gbe language is Fon of Benin.
The Germans first recorded Ewe as a written language when they colonized the Ewe speaking region of West Africa before World War II. To this day some universities in Germany teach Ewe language courses.
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.
Guans are believed to be the first settlers in the modern day Ghana that migrated from the Mossi region of modern Burkina around 1000 A.D. They are scattered across all the regions in Ghana.
TOGBUI NYAHO TAMAKLOE I, Dufia of Whuti and the Miafiaga of Anlo was born about the year 1814; he was well over 100 years old at the time of his death on 18th March 1918. He was the son of Amega Adika Kpeku, the great-grandson of Drafor, the father of Nditsi of Alagbati, Anloga.
Peki is a town in the South Dayi District in the Volta Region of Ghana.
Monica Amekoafia (30 June 1934 – 24 June 1990) was a Ghanaian and the winner of the first edition of the Miss Ghana contest in 1957 while representing the Trans-Volta Togoland. She was contestant Number 9. It was from her number that people from the Volta Region are called Number 9.
Greater Accra Region is the smallest region in Ghana and is home to Accra, the capital city of Ghana.
There are 30 characters in Ewe, 23 of which are also found in the English language. The letters c, j, and q are not found in Ewe. They are replaced by k, dz and kw respectively. There are seven letters in the Ewe language that are not found in English.