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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of an Akan people of Ghana, formerly united in the Ashanti kingdom.
  • n. The Twi language of the Ashanti.
  • A region and former kingdom of western Africa in present-day central Ghana. The powerful Ashanti confederation of states, formed in the late 17th century, was defeated by the British in 1896 and annexed to the British Gold Coast colony in 1901.

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