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Abé

Abé  

Ethnic group of the Côte d’Ivoire, also known as the Abbe or Abbey.The Abé, numbering around 200,000, mostly live in the Agboville region of Côte d’Ivoire. One of some ...
Abron

Abron  

Ethnic group of West Africa, also known as Abrong, Bron, Brong, Bono, and Tchaman.The Abron inhabit the borderlands of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Burkina Faso. They speak a Niger-Congo ...
Accra

Accra  

Capital, transportation hub, and largest city of Ghana.The political, economic, and cultural center of Ghana, Accra occupies a flat, level plain on the Atlantic coast. Originally the site of ...
African religion

African religion  

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No single religion corresponds to the term ‘African religion’, nor could it. The geography of Africa ranges from rain forests to uninhabitable deserts; its peoples are organized in many different ...
Ahanta

Ahanta  

Ethnic group of Ghana.The Ahanta primarily inhabit the coast of western Ghana. They speak a Niger-Congo language and are considered part of the larger Akan ethnolinguistic group. Some 160,000 people ...
Akuapem

Akuapem  

Ethnic group of Ghana, also known as Akwapim.The Akuapem inhabit primarily the eastern region of Ghana. They speak a Niger-Congo language and belong to the larger Akan cultural and ...
Akyem

Akyem  

Ethnic group of Ghana; also known as Akem.The Akyem primarily inhabit the eastern region of Ghana. They comprise three major subgroups: the Abuakwa, the Bosume, and the Kotoku. They ...
Anyi

Anyi  

Ethnic group of West Africa, also known as the Agni, the Bini, the Kotoko, and the Ton.The Anyi inhabit primarily southeastern Côte d’Ivoire and southwestern Ghana. They speak a ...
Art and Architecture, African

Art and Architecture, African  

In general, those works created by historical or contemporary African artists living south of the Sahara.Although the immense Sahara serves as a natural barrier within the African continent, evidence ...
Asante

Asante  

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The largest and most prestigious of the chiefdoms of Ghana, in West Africa. It emerged, under the Asantehene (king) Osei Tutu in the 1670s, as a powerful kingdom, the Asante Confederacy, ruled by the ...
Assin

Assin  

Ethnic group of Ghana, also known as the Asen.The Assin inhabit primarily the central region of Ghana. They speak a Niger-Congo language and belong to the Akan cultural and linguistic group. Some ...
Attié

Attié  

Ethnic group of Côte d’Ivoire; also known as the Atié, Akié and the Akyé.The Attié primarily inhabit the area directly north of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. They speak a Niger-Congo ...
Chokossi

Chokossi  

Ethnic group of West Africa; also known as Chakossi, Anoufou, Anufo, and Kyokosi.The Chokossi primarily inhabit northern Togo and neighboring northeastern Ghana. They speak a Niger-Congo language and ...
Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire  

A tropical West African country, bounded on the west by Liberia and Guinea, on the north by Mali and Burkina Faso, and on the east by Ghana.Physical.Its south-facing coastline is rocky in the west ...
Ethnicity and Identity in Africa: An Interpretation

Ethnicity and Identity in Africa: An Interpretation  

What is ethnicity in Africa? One thing is certain: it is very often misunderstood. Many people, including many contemporary Africans, suppose that in the precolonial period, all Africans lived in ...
Fante

Fante  

Ethnic group of central Ghana.More than two million people consider themselves Fante, making them one of the larger ethnic groups in Ghana. The Fante are part of the Akan ...
Feminism in Africa: An Interpretation

Feminism in Africa: An Interpretation  

Female activism and feminist movements in Africa.In contrast to much of the twentieth century, today we can talk about African feminism because African women themselves do so and because ...
Ga

Ga  

Ethnic group of southeastern Ghana.Indigenous inhabitants of Ghana’s coast, the Ga are one of the major ethnic groups of Ghana and the founders of the capital city of Accra. ...
Ghana

Ghana  

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Ghana has achieved one of Africa's few transfers of power through the ballot boxApart from scattered hills and plateaux along its eastern and western borders, Ghana consists mostly of lowlands. These ...
Ghanaian Coffin Art

Ghanaian Coffin Art  

Tradition of carving and decorating coffins.Ghanaian coffin art is the work of the Ga people of the southern coast of Ghana and consists of coffins made in the shapes ...

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