ash antis

Ashanti

[uh-shan-tee, uh-shahn-]
noun, plural Ashantis (especially collectively) Ashanti for 2.
1.
a former native kingdom and British colony in W Africa: now a region of Ghana. 9700 sq. mi. (25,123 sq. km). Capital: Kumasi.
2.
a native or inhabitant of Ashanti.
3.
the dialect of Akan spoken by the people of Ashanti.
Also, Asante.
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Ashanti (əˈʃæntɪ)
 
n , -ti, -tis
1.  an administrative region of central Ghana: former native kingdom, suppressed by the British in 1900 after four wars. Capital: Kumasi. Pop: 3 187 607 (2000). Area: 24 390 sq km (9417 sq miles)
2.  a native or inhabitant of Ashanti

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Ashanti
1705, one of the Akan people of central Ghana; native name.
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