Ashanti Tribe,  Lifestyle

What’s your name?

In the Ashanti Tribe you are given a name for the day that you are born. There are a number of variations of the names, I will use the one that I like to use. There is female and male version of the names, which can be fun if you twins in the family. Have a look at what day you were born on , see what your name is.

What’s your Ashanti name?

In Ashanti homes, Sunday-born males and females are named Kwasi or Akosua respectively (meaning ‘associated with the universe’); Monday-born are Kojo or Adwoa (meaning ‘associated with peace’); Tuesday-born are Kwabena or Abena (meaning ‘associated with the ocean’); Wednesday-born Kwaku or Akua (meaning ‘associated with spider/Ananse’); Thursday-born Yaw,or Yaa ( meaning ‘associated with the earth’); Friday-born Kofi or Afua (meaning ‘associated with fertility’); and Saturday-born Kwame or Amma (meaning ‘associated with God’).

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