Thursday 23 May 2024


The Asantes have the largest population in Ghana 🇬🇭 with a population estimated at 12 million people, and they can be found in Ghana, and Ivory Coast 🇨🇮.

The Asante people are Beyond tribe. Over time they have welcomed everyone because the Asante were created out of a multiethnic federation composed of already existing Akan people groups such as the Denkyira, Akwamu, Kwaaman and many others. These groups spoke Twi before they came together to form the Asante federation. So these polities families (Abusua) numbered about 8. Over time it grew.

The Asante people, who are a subgroup of the Akan, therefore tend to speak the Twi language, a language that is one of the most widely spoken in West Africa. Their capital was Kumasi, one of the largest cities in Ghana. Kumasi was the capital of the Asante precolonial federation, also sometimes referred to as a kingdom.

Most modern Asante people are Christians. Some are traditional worshippers, while a growing population of Muslims can also be found.

According to the history of these great people, the Asante kingdom was found in the 1600s, in the midst of a land that was full of gold and that served as a major trade item between them and the Europeans.

Many Asantes exist in Caribbean countries, especially in Jamaica, where there is a clear Asante influence in the Jamaican name, dress, and physical appearance.

The Asante, like many tribes, have their own delicious foods such as Fufu, Mpoto Mpoto, and others that have already been hijacked by other tribes who find them more delicious.

Asante also participated in the booming business of West Africa in the olden days, in which a bigger empire would invade the smaller one and capture its citizens in order to sell them as slaves to the Europeans.

Many Asantes fought tirelessly for the quick independence of Ghana, and they successfully made it the second west African country to get independence, lagging only behind Liberia.

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