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Definition of the noun NZEMA

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noun

  1. Any member of an Akan people of southwestern Ghana and southeast Côte d'Ivoire.

proper noun

  1. The language of the Nzema.

Explanation

  1. Nzema a.k.a. Nzema people: The Nzema are an Akan people numbering about 328,700, of whom 262,000 live in southwestern Ghana and 66,700 live in the southeast of Côte d'Ivoire. In Ghana the Nzema area is divided into two electoral districts of Nzema East District and Nzema West, which is also referred to as Jomoro District of Ghana. Their language is also known as Nzima or Appolo.
  2. Nzema a.k.a. Nzema Language: Nzema, also known as Appolo, is a Central Tano language spoken by the Nzema people of southwestern Ghana and southeast Ivory Coast. It shares 60% intelligibility with Jwira-Pepesa and is close to Baoule.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Nzema

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Google previewPower and State Formation in West Africa (2011)

Appolonia from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century

Nzema is an area that has been visited and revisited by anthropologists, particularly Italian ones,5 but ignored by historians with very few ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ghana (2014)

by David Owusu-Ansah

NZEMA. (Nzima.) Coastal people in the Western Region between the Tano and Ankobra Rivers. Europeans often referred to the area as Apollonia (Apolonia). Ghana's best-known political leader, Kwame Nkrumah, was an ethinic Nzema.

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America (2015)

by Mwalimu J. Shujaa, Kenya J. Shujaa

The largest of these groups is the Akan, which itself consists of other separate, independent units such the Nzema, Akyem, Fante, Denkyira, Kwahu, and Asante. Despite its relatively small size, cultural influences from this area have informed ...

Google previewDictionary of Languages (1998)

The Definitive Reference to More Than 400 Languages by Andrew Dalby

Nzema and Ahanta Rubassa ...

Google previewAfrica: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society [3 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society by Toyin Falola Ph.D., Daniel Jean-Jacques

Akan includes Twi, Fante, Akuapem, Akyem, Akwamu, Ahanta, Bono, Nzema, Kwahu, and Safwi. Ga-Adangbe contains Ga, Adangbe, Ada, and Krobo. Even the language of the Ewe, which most closely resembles a single linguistic group, can ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stateless Nations: Ethnic and National Groups around the World, 2nd Edition (2016)

Ethnic and National Groups around the World by James B. Minahan

the Atlantic, forming a number of departments in southeastern Ivory Coast and the Anyi-Nzima (Nzema) region of Ghana. Flag The flag of the Sanwi Kingdom has horizontal stripes of green, yellow, and green with a white fivepointed star on ...

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Anthony Akablay rocks Nzema (Kwame Nkrumah's language) Highlife in Accra.

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Scrabble value of N1Z10E1M3A1

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