Etymology of the names of communities in Asanteman

Etymology of the names of communities in Asanteman

Today, from the history corner, we give you the general etymology of some communities in Asanteman…

  1. Kumase – (kum-ase) – under the kum tree
  2. Mampon – (man-pɔn) – big community/state
  3. Bekwae – (abe-kwae) – palm forest
  4. Suame – (Soa-me) – palanquin carriers
  5. Appiadu – (Appia-aduru) – Appia has reached the destination.
  6. Goaso – (Ogoo-so) – bank of a river full of fishes.
  7. Kwamo – (Kwao-ɛmoo) – Kwao’s rice farm
  8. Oforikrom – (Ofori-krom) – Ofori’s land.
  9. Nhyiaeso – (Nhyea-ɛso) – Meeting place of the Asantes and British for negotiations.
  10. Bohyen – (boɔ hyɛn) – shining stone
  11. Buokrom – (ɛbɔn krom) – land of caves
  12. Aputuogya – (butu – agya) – banks of the stream called butu.
  13. Breman – (brɛ-man) – rest stop for the Asantehene
  14. Aduaben (Adu-w’aben) – Adu, you are powerful (principal town of Asanteman Adontenhene)
  15. Bompata – (bɔ mpata) – erect huts
  16. Kodie (kɔ wo deɛ) – go and find your own settlement
  17. Krofrom (kro-fofro-mu) – new township
  18. Asenua (ase- ndua) – home of the wood carvers
  19. Banda – (ɔmo anda) – the Nafana people refused to sleep all night.
  20. Nsuta – (Asuo-nta) – twin rivers

Do you know the etymology of the name of your hometown? Tell us.

 

Source: Ashantibiz

 

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