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Strong African Woman (Ghana)
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American spelling for Asante. In Ghana they say Asante meaning "thank you". Ashanti means to be thankful
Asante means Thank you in Swahili, but not in any Ghanaian language. In Ghana, the name is a reference to the tribal/group or people. It is mainly used as a surname for people from this tribe.
There are hardly any uses of it as the first name for a girl. This use has been mainly among African Americans.
In Sanskrit Ashanti means war.
The original name is 'Osantefuo' meaning 'people who came together because of war'.It the name for a major ethinc group(it is often refered to as the Asante kingdom because unlike other ethnic groups in Ghana, they have a King) in Ghana in West Africa. 'Ashanti' is the corrupted form of Asante by the British when the colonised Ghana then the Gold Coast because they couldn't pronouce the word 'Asante'.Later people named their children after the kingdom to show their pride of belonging to that group and also for identity due to migration.
Ashanti are a major ethnic group of Ashanti Region in Ghana. The Ashanti speak Twi, an Akan language similar to Fante.Prior to European colonization, the Ashanti people developed a large and influential empire in West Africa. The Ashanti later developed the powerful Ashanti Confederacy and became the dominant presence in the region.
Ashanti Name also appears in following Origin(s): Ghanaian, African, Swahili, Hindu
also appears in following countries/origins/languages: American
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