Ashanti

Categories: Ethnicities

The Twi-speaking Ashanti people are one of the major subgroups of Akan people. They ruled an empire in the eighteenth century that stretched to about 70% the size of present-day Ghana, where they still live. Most Ashanti are now subsistence farmers, but also produce cocoa as their major cash crop, as well as rubber, palm oil, citrus fruits, and kola nuts.

Synonyms:
Achanti, Asante, Asanti, Ashantee, Ashante, Ashante Twi, Assanti
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