There are 2 definitions of Ashanti in English:

Ashanti1

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Pronunciation: /əˈʃanti
 
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(also Asante)
  • A region of central Ghana. It was annexed by Britain in 1902, becoming part of the former British colony of the Gold Coast.

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There are 2 definitions of Ashanti in English:

Ashanti2

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Pronunciation: /əˈʃanti
 
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(also Asante)

noun (plural same)

  • 1A member of a people of south central Ghana.
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    • I don't really think that there have been any Arabs or Ashanti for many decades who wouldn't recognise a pair of trousers.
    • The war was eventually lost, and Asante was annexed, but the Asante claimed victory, because they never lost possession of the sacred stool.
    • When the Ashanti resisted, another British expedition finally destroyed the empire, which became a British crown colony in 1902.
  • 2 [mass noun] The dialect of Akan spoken by the Ashanti.

adjective

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  • Relating to the Ashanti or their language.
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    • Stamped adinkra, machine-embroidered or appliqued akunitan, brocade, and other forms may not have achieved kente's iconic status, yet each has its own role to play in the constellation of Asante arts of power and prestige.
    • Locally made Golden Tree chocolate, wrapped in sparkling aluminum and tempting red paper, it tasted of freshly crushed cocoa beans picked in Asante land.
    • More than 100 years old, these drums are one of many artifacts that embody the spirits of Asante culture.

Origin

the name in Akan.

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