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Variant of Ashanti1.
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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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