Ashanti Ethnic Group

By:Jakevious Wright


The Ashanti live in central Ghana in western Africa approximately 300km away from the coast. The Ashanti are a major ethnic group of the Akans in Ghana. The language spoken in this ethnic group is Twi. They believe that plants, animals, and trees have souls. Marriage is a very important Ashanti communal life. The golden stool is the sacred to the Ashanti. No one has ever sat on it or it has not touched the ground. Boys are trained by their fathers at the age of 8 and 9, and girls are taught cooking and housekeeping by their mother.