Today, from the history corner, we give you the general etymology of some communities in Asanteman…
- Kumase – (kum-ase) – under the kum tree
- Mampon – (man-pɔn) – big community/state
- Bekwae – (abe-kwae) – palm forest
- Suame – (Soa-me) – palanquin carriers
- Appiadu – (Appia-aduru) – Appia has reached the destination.
- Goaso – (Ogoo-so) – bank of a river full of fishes.
- Kwamo – (Kwao-ɛmoo) – Kwao’s rice farm
- Oforikrom – (Ofori-krom) – Ofori’s land.
- Nhyiaeso – (Nhyea-ɛso) – Meeting place of the Asantes and British for negotiations.
- Bohyen – (boɔ hyɛn) – shining stone
- Buokrom – (ɛbɔn krom) – land of caves
- Aputuogya – (butu – agya) – banks of the stream called butu.
- Breman – (brɛ-man) – rest stop for the Asantehene
- Aduaben (Adu-w’aben) – Adu, you are powerful (principal town of Asanteman Adontenhene)
- Bompata – (bɔ mpata) – erect huts
- Kodie (kɔ wo deɛ) – go and find your own settlement
- Krofrom (kro-fofro-mu) – new township
- Asenua (ase- ndua) – home of the wood carvers
- Banda – (ɔmo anda) – the Nafana people refused to sleep all night.
- Nsuta – (Asuo-nta) – twin rivers
Do you know the etymology of the name of your hometown? Tell us.
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