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A·shan·ti 1

 (ə-shăn′tē, ə-shän′-) also A·san·te (-sän′tē)
n. pl. Ashanti or A·shan·tis also Asante or A·san·tes
1. A member of an Akan people of Ghana, formerly united in the Ashanti kingdom.
2. The Twi language of the Ashanti.

A·shan·ti 2

 (ə-shăn′tē, -shän′-)
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.

Ashanti

(əˈʃæntɪ)
npl -ti or -tis
1. (Placename) an administrative region of central Ghana: former native kingdom, suppressed by the British in 1900 after four wars. Capital: Kumasi. Pop: 3 187 607 (2000). Area: 24 390 sq km (9417 sq miles)
2. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Ashanti

A•shan•ti

(əˈʃæn ti, əˈʃɑn-)

n., pl. -tis, (esp. collectively) -ti.
1. a member of an Akan-speaking people of S Ghana.
2. the kingdom established by the Ashanti from a confederacy of smaller states in the 18th century, surviving with a limited degree of authority in modern Ghana.
3. the Akan dialect spoken by the Ashanti.
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While he is not a tribal chief, his new title was given to him by the Ashanti Kingdom - formed in 1695 by African King Osei Tutu.
The movie profiled a gold prospector, the Yukon gold rush, and brought viewers to Ghana, where they were introduced to the king of the Ashanti kingdom, who dressed himself in gold from head to toe.
Along the way we have a transit Tay over' in Kumasi, capital of Ashanti kingdom,
Examples include the Ashanti kingdom in Ghana that has existed since the 15th century; the 17th century Sokoto Sultanate of Nigeria; the 16th century Bamun kingdom and the six-hundred-years old Bambui chiefdom of Cameroon.
Kumasi is Ghana's second largest city and the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom.