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A city of south-central Ghana northwest of Accra. Founded c. 1700, it is a commercial and transportation center in a cocoa-producing region.


(Placename) a city in S Ghana: seat of Ashanti kings since 1663; university (1961); market town for a cocoa-producing region. Pop: 862 000 (2005 est)


(kʊˈmɑ si)

the capital of Ashanti district, in S Ghana. 376,246.
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Noun1.Kumasi - a city in southern Ghana
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A well-travelled guy in our village--who used to bend our ears with long stories about what he had seen "abroad" (by which he usually meant Accra and Kumase)--said he had seen Gyamfi play for the famous Kumase Asante Kotoko, and described his antics to us thus:
On 26 September 1817, he ritually drank palm wine in his capital of Kumase while 'the whole of the music' of his kwakrannya horn ensemble played.
Subsequent to the journey a family of Kumase kente weavers, the Asamoahs, have begun to create collectible kente bookmarks in honor of the Nana Tubman Enstoolment in their homeland.
When completed to Kumase, the Asante capital, in 1903 the total length of the railway from Sekondi fell just a bit short of 269 km (168 miles; this includes five additional miles (8 km) beyond that shown on the accompanying map).
Booked on suspicion of murder were Kumase Baraka Jefferson, 22, Robert Lawrence Smith, 24, and Kido Smith, 27, according to LAPD jail officials.
In one of the many illustrations to this handsomely produced collection of ten essays on Akan and Asante history, Domfe Kyere of the Kumase nsumankwaa, Edmund Collins and a young Ivor Wilks, pose for the camera.
Tom McCaskie reveals through this the difficulties in the transformation of an old African town, Kumase, into a very large provincial city, complementing Akinyele while exploring the urban history of the colonial town.
My father travelled a lot to buy supplies for his shop, and so he knew almost every driver who plied the routes between Suhum and Koforidua as well as Nsawam and Kumase, One of his best friends was a driver who lived at Kyebi and whom we kids called "Papa 'Sei" (for Osei).
It just happens that I went to a concert in Kumase the last time I was in Ghana, and Kwesi Pee (Agyaaku's son) performed all these good Yamoah's tunes, as well as his own, and he received a standing ovation--he was that impressive.