The Ashanti culture, also historically known as the Asante, is a historic ethnic group from the Ashanti Region in Ghana. The Ashanti are a major ethnic and cultural group of the Republic of Ghana, speak a language called “Twi,” and, prior to European colonization, had already developed a large, complex, and burgeoning culture in West Africa. In fact, the Ashanti nation formed a strong resistance to British rule, and was one of the few African nations that offered serious resistance to the European colonialists in the mid-late 1800s. Even so, Britain prevailed, and as of 1900, the British incorporated the Ashanti nation into the Gold Coast colony. This lasted until 1935, when full independence was granted (Davis, 1999).
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Culturally, the Ashanti people, as in much of West Africa, are a village/social group. The family and extended family units are quite important, and there is a hierarchy within each village. The culture is matrilineal, and while many modern Ashanti are......
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