Mina

Categories: Ethnicities

The appellation “Mina” is derived from the Portuguese word for ‘mine’, in reference to the vast gold mines in this group’s homeland. Living in southern Togo and Benin, the Mina are very close to the Gouin people they are often confused with, and the Ewe. They speak Mina, also called Gen-gbe, a subgroup of the linguistic Kwa family.

Synonyms:
Adjigo, Ana, Ane, Ané, Fante-Ane, Gaingbe, Gegbe, Genge, Gen-Mina, Genyi, Ghen-Mina, Guen-Mina, Guenvi, Guingbe, Guin-Mina, Popo
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