Ashanti

noun
Ashan·​ti | \ ə-ˈshan-tē How to pronounce Ashanti (audio) , -ˈshän- How to pronounce Ashanti (audio) \
plural Ashanti or Ashantis

Definition of Ashanti

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a member of a people of southern Ghana
2 : the dialect of Akan spoken by the Ashanti people

Ashanti

geographical name
Ashan·​ti | \ ə-ˈshan-tē How to pronounce Ashanti (audio) , -ˈshän- \

Definition of Ashanti (Entry 2 of 2)

African kingdom and later British protectorate in western Africa; now part of Ghana

First Known Use of Ashanti

Noun

1721, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Ashanti

Noun

ultimately from Twi asànté

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“Ashanti.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ashanti. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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