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The Asante, also known as Ashanti (/əˈʃɑːnt/ ), are part of the Akan ethnic group and are native to the Ashanti Region of modern-day Ghana. Asantes are the last group to emerge out of the various Akan civilisations. Twi is spoken by over nine million Asante people as a first or second language.[1][2][3]

The Asante people developed the Ashanti Empire, along the Lake Volta and Gulf of Guinea.[4] The empire was founded in 1670, and the capital Kumase was founded in 1680 by Asantehene Osei Kofi Tutu I on the advice of Okomfo Anokye, his premier.[4] Sited at the crossroads of the Trans-Saharan trade, Kumase's strategic location contributed significantly to its growth.[5] Over the duration of the Kumase metropolis' existence, a number of peculiar factors have combined to transform the Kumase metropolis into a financial centre and political capital.[5] The main causal factors included the unquestioning loyalty to the Asante rulers and the Kumase metropolis' growing wealth, derived in part from the capital's lucrative domestic-trade in items such as gold, slaves, and bullion.[5]

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference Asante-Asante Twi was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ "Asante » Asante Twi". Archived from the original on 2017-04-30. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  3. ^ Sheard, K. M. (2011). Ashanti Warlike Meaning (Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names for Pagans, Wiccans, Witches, Druids). Llewellyn Worldwide. ISBN 9780738723686.
  4. ^ a b "United Asante States Under Nana Osei Tutu I". Archived from the original on 2015-08-11. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  5. ^ a b c "History Of The Asante Confederay » Restoration Of The Asante". Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2015-08-01.

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