Categories: Ethnicities

The Akyem are a major subdivision of the Akan people. After migrating eastward because of Denkyira expansion in the seventeenth century, they settled in the Atewa hills of eastern Ghana. Of the Big Six who fought for the independence of Ghana, several were of Akyem descent, a source of pride for this people. The Akyem are split into three major groups: the Abuakwa (Abuaswa) Akyem, the Bosume (Basome) Akyem, and the Kotoku Akyem.

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