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Ashanti Tribe

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Shane O'Regan

on 24 January 2013

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Ashanti Tribe Location The Ashanti tribe is a group off of the tribe Akan located in Central Ghana The Ashanti tribe speaks a dialect of Twi called "Asante Twi" Language Symbol of the Tribe A symbol of the Ashanti Tribe is the "Golden Stool" Clothing The mother's side of the family is the most important. A child is said to inherit the father's soul and spirit, and from the mother a child receives flesh and blood. Traditions Origin The Asante Tribe was colonized by the Dutch in 1823. Their rival tribe, the Fantes were colonized by the British. The British fought with the Asantes and the Fantes fought with the Dutch until the 1900's. In 1921 both tribes earned their independence. The Ashanti Tribe wears very big, bright, and colorful clothing. At funerals, weddings, and ceremonies the Ashanti people wear big hats and jewlery made of dried plants. Hello Ayikoo
How are you? Wo ho to sen?
My name is... Me din de... The "Golden Stool" supposedly came from the skies in the late 1700's. Ever since, the stool has been a sacred object. Boys in the tribe start training at age 8 or 9. The boys' fathers get to choose a skill that they think the boy should learn. Food Food eaten by the Ashanti tribe incude Fufu, a mixture of cooked cassava and plaintains pounded together, as well as yams, potatoes, sweet potatoes,wheat, and rice. Fufu Population and Housing The population of the Ashanti people is roughly 7 million Most people live in small huts Religion Nyame is the supreme being of the Ashanti Religion. They believe that gods can possess their priests. They believe in an afterlife and everyone in the village is required to attend funerals. Daily Life Weaving, wood carving, ceramics, and making kente cloth are all done by men. Only pottery making is mainly done by women. Even in the case of pottery making, only men are allowed to make pots or pipes. Sources "African Tribes - Ashanti People." Tours and Safaris in Africa - Hundreds of trips with travel reviews. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2013. <http://www.africaguide.com/culture/tribe "Ashanti people, traditions, Culture, talking drum, fertility mask, wooden stools." AFRICAN CRAFTS MARKET-African handcrafted arts, crafts, skins and horns. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2013. <http://www.africancraftsmarket.com/Ash "Ghana Ethnic Groups, Ashanti." Ghana HomePage, resource for News, Sports, Facts, Opinions, Business and Entertainment. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2013. <http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/tribes/ashanti.php>.
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