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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 ...
Africa

Africa  

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The second largest continent, extending south from the Mediterranean Sea and bounded by the Atlantic and Indian oceans and the Red Sea.Physical.The Equator passes through the middle of Africa, so ...
African Nations Cup

African Nations Cup  

A football (soccer) tournament played every two years between national sides of the Confédération Africaine de Football.
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 ...
Afro-Atlantic Culture: On the Live Dialogue Between Africa and the Americas

Afro-Atlantic Culture: On the Live Dialogue Between Africa and the Americas  

When Africa is regarded as part of the cultural and political history of the African diaspora, it is usually recognized only as an origin—as a past to the African American ...
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 ...
Akan

Akan  

Cluster of ethnic groups living in southern Ghana and adjacent parts of Côte d’Ivoire and Togo.The broad Akan grouping includes a number of separate ethnic groups. The Akan speak ...
Akposo

Akposo  

Ethnic group of West Africa, also known as the Akposso.The Akposo primarily inhabit central Togo and adjacent eastern Ghana. They speak a Niger-Congo language and are believed to have ...
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 ...
Akwamu

Akwamu  

For a period of fifty years (1680–1730) the Akwamu polity, under the rule of the Abrade dynasty, was a powerful, forest-based political-military system. It was a product of the military ...
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 ...
alcohol

alcohol  

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n. any of a class of organic compounds formed when a hydroxyl group (–OH) is substituted for a hydrogen atom in a hydrocarbon. The alcohol in alcoholic drinks is ethyl alcohol (ethanol), which has ...
Ama Ata Aidoo

Ama Ata Aidoo  

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(1942– )Ghanaian dramatist, poet, novelist, and short story writer, one of the most influential African authors of her generation. Her novel Our Sister Killjoy (1979) charts Sissie's journey on a ...
Ancient African Civilizations

Ancient African Civilizations  

Societies that flourished in Africa before the arrival of European colonial powers.The great chiefdoms, states, and empires of Africa were some of the last great civilizations of antiquity to ...
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 ...
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 ...
Asare Konadu

Asare Konadu  

1923–1994 Ghanaian novelist.Asare Konadu was born in Asamang, Ashanti. He went to local primary schools before attending Abuakwa State College. In 1951 he joined the Ghana Information Service as ...
Ashanti

Ashanti  

Kumasi DynastyBibliography:McCaskie, T. C., State and Society in Pre-Colonial Asante (Cambridge, 1995).Wilks, I., Asante in the Nineteenth Century (2nd edn., Cambridge, 1989).1701–1717Osei Tutu ...
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 ...
athlete

athlete  

A person who has undertaken training or exercises to become proficient in physical activities such as competitive sports (athletics). Athletes are generally healthier and enjoy greater longevity than ...

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