Ghana - Ethnic groups



It is fairly certain that Ghana has been occupied by Negroid peoples since prehistoric times. Members of the Akan family, who make up some 44% of the population, include the Twi, or Ashanti, inhabiting the Ashanti Region and central Ghana, and the Fanti, inhabiting the coastal areas. In the southwest, the Nzima, Ahanta, Evalue, and other tribes speak languages related to Twi and Fanti. The Moshi-Dagomba constitute 16% of the population, the Ewe 13%, and the Ga 8%. The Accra plains are inhabited by tribes speaking variants of Ga, while east of the Volta River are the Ewe living in what used to be British-mandated Togoland. All these tribes are fairly recent arrivals in Ghana, the Akan having come between the 12th and 15th centuries, the Ga-Adangbe in the 16th century, and the Ewe in the 17th century. Most of the inhabitants of the Northern Region belong to the Mole-Dagbani group of Voltaic peoples or to the Gonja, who appear to bear some relation to the Akan. European and other groups account for only 0.2% of the population.

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RAMONDA
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Oct 15, 2007 @ 12:12 pm
I need information on an African ethnic group called "GA"
Heletsi Sylvester
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Jan 12, 2010 @ 3:03 am
I need information on an ethnic group called "Nzema"
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Dec 5, 2010 @ 2:14 pm
Chamba is one of the indigenous tribe of Ghana and for that matter should be known
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Jan 16, 2011 @ 5:05 am
Kusasi is a tribe in Northern Ghana. I need to know their origin and composition.
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Jun 5, 2011 @ 5:05 am
YES THE CHAMBAS ARE INDEED ONE OF THE INDIGENOUS TRIBE IN GHANA AND AMONG THE FIRST TRIBES TO ARRIVE IN GHANA
Wubonto Gyingyiase Mohammed
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Aug 3, 2011 @ 8:08 am
Sissala is an indigenous ethnic group and a major tribe in the Upper West Region of Ghana. May I know their history, origin and composition. Thank you.
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Sep 21, 2011 @ 12:12 pm
i need the origin of PEOPLE WHO OCCUPIED THE NORTHERN ZONE OF GHANA
salim yussif
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Dec 14, 2011 @ 8:08 am
please i really like to know which language do chamba from north speaks?
alice
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Oct 17, 2012 @ 8:08 am
how many major ethnic groups do we have in Ghana?
how do i explain gurma as one of the major ethnic groups in Ghana?
Ijor-nda
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Feb 7, 2013 @ 4:04 am
YES THE CHAMBAS ARE ONE OF THE MINORITY TRIBES IN GHANA.YET THEY CAN BE FOUND IN OTHER WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES LIKE NIGERIA,TOGO CAMEROON AND FAR AWAY INDIA.

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