Categories: Ethnicities

The Anlo people of southern Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Ghana are one of the most prominent subgroups of the Ewe. Their name derives from the Ewe term “nlo” meaning “to roll up or to fold into oneself”. In the nineteenth century, they generated animosity among the other Ewe groups because of their high education and upward mobility, as well as their alliance with the rival Ashanti. By and large, the Anlo practice the Vodun religion.

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