gye nyame sankofa sankofa adinkrahene funtunfunefu denkyemfunefu denkyem dwennimmen akoma ntoaso nyame nti nyame biribi wo soro nkinkyim nsoromma bin nka bi akokonan fihankra eban akoben nkonsonnkonson owo foro adobe akoma hwemudua hye wonhye
tamfo bebre duafe mmusuyidee osram ne nsoromma kintinkantan bese saka asase ye duru mpataro nsaa nkyimu sesa woruban epa dame dame ese ne tekrema nyame nnwu na mawu nyansapo odo nnyew fie kwan mate masie fofo owuo atwedee
wawa aba aya nyame dua mframadan nea ope se obedi hene woforo dua pa a wo nsa da mu a boa me na kete pa me ware wo

West African Wisdom:
Adinkra Symbols & Meanings

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African symbols known as adinkra are ubiquitous in Ghana, a beautiful West African country on the Atlantic, situated between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo. On cloth and walls, in pottery and logos, these Asante tribe symbols can be found everywhere.

This site's mission is to make available high-quality renditions of these African symbols at no cost for personal and non-profit uses. (More info about using the graphics) The site was designed to be user-friendly in Africa and anywhere else where slow and erratic internet connections can be a problem. (More about the adinkra site and its design)

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freedom, emancipation

March was a big month for important anniversaries

• On March 6th, Ghana celebrated its 50th anniversary of independence.

• March 25th was the bicentennial of the British abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

In recognition of these dates, Fawohodie, a symbol whose name means independence, is now added to this site.

Jean MacDonald
Well-Tempered Web Design
Portland, Oregon

[site last updated March 26, 2007]




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