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RE: Akan and Ewe histories of Ancient Migration

Author: Akyem Abuakwa 1700 Posted: 2010-05-09 01:18:33
Stop this stupidity. We are NOT from Egypt. Stop embarrassing Akans by making us look like fools. Akan History and culture has touched at least 4 continents. Most of the clowns who are into this Egypt crap are idiots with an inferiority complex who feel that tying themselves to Isrealites or other ancient people etc etc will bring more to their life. Stop this crap and, be proud to be Akan. Ofui!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akan_people

I know nothing about the Ewe people so, I will not comment but, Just look at the face of the clown narrating the video who is saying he is an Israelite... What Israelite have you seen that looks like that? hahahahahah...

NANA AKUFO ADDO IS A JUNKIE

Author: NANA AKUFO ADDO IS A JUNKIE Posted: 2010-05-09 03:27:49
Akan and Ewe histories of Ancient Migration?. These are all fake or false history.

Please do not articles your false hood. Akan people only have the Ancient Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali and Songhai.

Akans where slaves by Mali and Songhai. That is true. When they where slaved by success under Mansa Musa around 1307. So these shows how Malian and Portuguese merchants in the Akan gold trade in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries was ultimately determined by the peculiar structure of the. Before it was Mail Empire not Ghana Empire. These is where Akans immigrated from.

NANA AKUFO ADDO IS A JUNKIE

Re: Akan and Ewe histories of Ancient Migration

Author: osofo Posted: 2010-05-09 06:37:18
By the way who are the Auser Auset people?

Were ADAM and EVE Ewes?

Author: Don Blunt Posted: 2010-05-09 06:54:16
This could support their Theses:

1) They Eve were Labourers in the Garden.
2) They STOLE the Apples
3) They practised Voodoo, (having sex with the Snake)
4) They LIED to the Old Man, saying they were Nacked

ORIGINS

Author: SECKAGO Posted: 2010-05-09 07:10:28
I am sorry for those Africans who can find delight in their own existence only through such useless stories which make their ancestors Isralites, Egyptians, etc. No amount of trans-cultural studies will support this doctrine.

EWES FROM AFGHANISTAIN-TALIBANS

Author: RAWLING YE ABOA Posted: 2010-05-09 07:57:22
No wonder,the ewes are from afghanitain,they are talibans,thats why killing,konkonsa,juju and jeolous is full of the,rawlings is taliban.

REJECTING THE OTHER TO CLAIM SUPERIORITY

Author: G.K. Berko Posted: 2010-05-09 11:23:43
Do not overlook the fact that the Internet has also exacerbated the manufacture and flow of falsehoods, even as we believe that Technology has facilitated discovering other evidence that had earlier evaded our knowing. Many such claims, however, lack any convincing, scientifically provable authenticity.

It is very amazing that people are no more claiming to be what we have always known them to be and their immediate ancestors never claimed to be from anywhere else. But all of a sudden these people are claiming new genealogy, pitching their ancestry to other places that have historically prestigious recognition, as if that alone compensates for any of their current lapses in respect for them.

People should not deny where they are from or who they really are just because they want to impress on their perceived foes that they are worth more than perceived. That to me, is a wrong way to protest any illogical disparaging by another.

For example, since the eruption of the recent conflict between Techimanhene and the Otumfuor regarding the alleged kidnapping by the Techimanhene, of one of the Tuobodom chiefs, some of our Ashanti brethren stealthily attempted to deny the fact that Ashantis have any common roots with the Brongs, claiming to have a totally different origin, dating beyond the arrival of Akans at the "Bono" point of divergence.

The recent spate of feuds, at least verbally, between the Ewes and AKans, especially Ashantis, has also seen a wave of claims by Ewes to have roots in Israel, with some even calling themselves as Jewish by blood.

What is really going on? Are we afflicted by some inferiority complex that is compelling some of us to modify our history to bolster our self-esteem? Are we denying relations with our brethren that we perceive as being less illustrious? Do we perceive other groups of people as so inferior that we would rather not acknowledge any common roots with them? And we truly superior in all aspects of humanity to all these we look down upon?

Are our reasons for animosity against the other groups or theirs against us extraneous to our respective heritage, and therefore superficial, be it Political or Economic?

Yes, we are from Ancient Egypt

Author: Nana Bawuah Posted: 2010-05-09 11:37:58
Historians analyzed Egyptian and African history, culture, archeology, religion, and linguistics, as well as Jewish history, biblical history and DNA evidence.

Ancient Egypt was known indigenously as Kemet (Land of the Blacks).Franky speaking Ancient Egypt was headed by ethnic groups as the Akan, Ewe, Ga-Andangbe, Hausa and Ibo. However, the Akan was the main ruling class in Ancient Egypt.In the past many so called European experts did not know the Ancient Egyptian story because they were not familiar with African tribal names. They did not have the linguistic and cultural backgrounds to identify Egyptian names and had simply transposed the African names of people and places in Ancient Egyptian history into European languages to make it possible for them to claim expertise. Even the word Israel itself is an Akan word.If you want concrete proof you need to read the comprehensive papers produced by not only Akan scholars, but international researchers and institutions on the subject.

From ancient Egypt they migrated to the first West African Kingdom "Ghana".Scholars like al-Bakri collected stories from a number of travelers to the region, and gave a detailed description of the kingdom in 1067.The time between the 9th - 11th Century Ghana had it's richest and most powerful period until the middle of the 11th Century when Abdullah Ybn Yassin fanatically tried to force all his subjects to become strict Moslems. He started the convent Almorabetin from which the name Almoraviden originated.So when the Moslem religion started in Arabia and entered North Africa, people were forced to accept the new religion, but Akans refused to accept the new religion. They therefore migrated into present day Ghana to have religious freedom, to avoid constant warfare and to get the peace needed for their farming ventures.They first settled at Gonjaland. This was in the 13th century. The area used to be a forest region. From Gonjaland, they migrated southwards.Evidence of this lies in the royal courts of the Akan kings reflected by that of Asanteman whose processions and ceremonies show remnants of ancient Ghana ceremonies. Ethno linguists have substantiated the migration by tracing word usage and speech patterns along West Africa.

The people who today call themselves European Jews are in fact descendants of the Akan people of Ancient Egypt, and the people who wrote the Bible were Akan, also of Ancient Egypt.

A review of a DNA study of Jewish people African tribes discovered one of the African tribes from which some of the people of the Exodus originated. What does this prove? It proves the Ancient Egyptian and biblical stories were all Black people’s stories.

Article's claims are not preposterous

Author: Lemba Tribe Posted: 2010-05-09 12:29:59
Actually it is not unheard of, that Africans will share genetic markers with some middle Eastern peoples. Indeed, it is also not unfounded to make a claim that Ancient, (pre-dynastic) Egypt was largely occupied by Africans. The assertion is not based on an inferiority complex but rather on research that sheds new light on the commonly accepte (European version) of Egyptology, which (mind you) originated in the 19th century when Europe needed an excuse (superiority) for maintaining its legitimacy over the colonies it had obtained. American, British (primarily), French, German and Scandinavian Egyptologists who pioneered the reconstruction of Egyptian history and culture were not in a position to accept that Africans had once occupied much of those ancient lands, before the later migrations of phoenician peoples.

Many people are unaware of the fact that Nubia remains one of the longest dynastic cultures (over 3,000 years) and indeed all scholars accept that the 25th dynasty of Egypt was African! (Nubian, to be exact).

Most often, the association between current African groups such as the Akan, Ewe, Ga, Igbo, Yoruba and others and Egypt refers to the Ancient, pre-dynastic period.

As far as the Akan are concerned, if you look at West Africa, among the large ethnic groups, the Akan are the ONLY ones who have to date maintained the matrilineal system of inheritance and traditional rule (note both) since ancient times. How many people know that both Ancient (pre-dynastic) Egypt and the Ancient Ghana empire had dynasties that practiced traditional rule in the exact same way as the Akan do. So in Ancient Ghana, the king's son did not become king. It was the nephew of the King's oldest sister that became king. Same story in Ancient (pre-dynastic) Egypt. Al-Bakri's lucid account of his visit to the court of the king in the 11th century, will now be reproduced here, for the benefit of those interested in widening their horizons. (note the section where he comments on the king's heir-apparent):

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(link: www.bu.edu/africa/outreach/materials/handouts/k_o_ghana.html

The following description of the Kingdom of Ghana was written by Al-Bakri, a member of a prominent Spanish Arab family who lived during the 11th century.

The city of Ghana consists of two towns situated on a plain. One of these towns, which is inhabited by Muslims, is large and possesses twelve mosques, in which they assemble for the Friday prayer. There are salaried imams and muezzins, as well as jurists and scholars. In the environs are wells with sweet water, from which they drink and with which they grow vegetables. The king’s town is six miles distant from this one….

Between these two towns are continuous habitations. …In the king’s town, and not far from his court of justice, is a mosque where the Muslims who arrive at his court pray. Around the king’s town are domed buildings and groves and thickets where the sorcerers of these people, men in charge of the religious cult, live. In them too are their idols and the tombs of their kings. These woods are guarded and none may enter them and know what is there…. The king’s interpreters, the official in charge of his treasury and the majority of his ministers are Muslims. Among the people who follow the king’s religion only he and his heir apparent (who is the son of his sister) may wear sewn clothes. All other people wear robes of cotton, silk, or brocade, according o their means. All of them shave their beards, and women shave their heads. The king adorns himself like a woman (wearing necklaces) round his neck and (bracelets) on his forearms, and he puts on a high cap decorated with gold and wrapped in a turban of fine cotton. He sits in audience or to hear grievances against officials in a domed pavilion around which stand ten horses covered with gold-embroidered materials. Behind the king stand ten pages holding shields and swords decorated with gold, and on his right are the sons of the (vassel) kings of his country wearing splendid garments and their hair plaited with gold. The governor of the city sits on the ground before the king and around him are ministers seated likewise. At the door of the pavilion are dogs of excellent pedigree who hardly ever leave the place where the king is, guarding him. Round their necks they wear collars of gold and silver studded with a number of balls of the same metals. The audience is announced by the beating of a drum which they call duba made from a long hollow log. When the people who profess the same religion as the king approach him they fall on their knees and sprinkle dust on their head, for this is their way of greeting him. As for the Muslims, they greet him only by clapping their hands….

Their religion is paganism and the worship of idols….

On every donkey-load of salt when it is brought into the country their king levies one golden dinar and two dinars when it is sent out. … The best gold is found in his land comes from the town of Ghiyaru, which is eighteen days’ traveling distance from the king’s town over a country inhabited by tribes of the Sudan whose dwellings are continuous…

The king of Ghana when he calls up his army, can put 200,000 men into the field, more than 40,000 of them archers.

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For those who think it strange that an African people can be related to the jews, GENETICALLY, please read the BBC article below. This is an African group, THE LEMBA TRIBE, all the way down south! So don't be surprised if West Africans are related to Ancient (pre-dynastic) Egyptians. The Dogon people have been claiming a connection with Ancient Egypt for the longest time, now new genetic evidence supports that claim (see tishkoff et.al, 2009)

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8550614.stm

So, my friends, it is not enough to proclaim a lack of connection with these ancient cultures and expect that to be the gospel truth, without providing any evidence. Even the great J. B. Danquah wised up on this issue and saw a connection between the Akan, ancient Ghana (Caanan...lol..yep), and as far back as Akkadia in what is now the middle East (Iraq, where sumeria used to be).

...and it was JB who brought up this research that eventually led to this country being called 'Ghana'.

Some Ewe are Ashanti Royals

Author: Amavor Posted: 2010-05-09 12:33:26
My grand parents told me that some Ewe are Ashanti royals but the Ashantis are arrogant to admit that becuase the current Ashantis living in Kumasi and other urban areas are children of slaves. Example, Most EWES in Kpondu are from places in Amansie in Ashanti where the main ruling people come from

Ancient Egyptians were Black Africans!

Author: Noko Bi Posted: 2010-05-09 13:14:12
The biggest lie in Egyptology is the hoodwinking of Africans to believe that Ancient Egypt was an Asian Kingdom and strangely some people still buy into that lie and propagate it around. The fact that Nubia, Seti, Kusi and what we now call Egypt or ancient Egypt were all black African kingdoms had been proved long time ago by black Egyptologists such as Diop, Obenga, Ivan Van Setima, Rashidi, Moustafa Gadalla etc.

It is sad that people who claim to know what they are talking about go about still thinking that ancient Egypt was an Asian Kingdom. Not a single of the over 130 major pharaohs of ancient Egypt was any other than a black African. the first pharaoh of the first ancient Egyptian dynasty was called Nar (also known as Nar-Mer) and he was as African as any walking on this earth. The last of the great pharaohs, the child king called Tutanikeha-Amun was black. The pharaoh who built the Great Pyramid of Geza (Giza) was a black African and his descendants built some of the other large pyramids. The pharaoh who built the 3,000-room labyrinth which Egyptologists call the Egyptian Labyrinth with 1,500 rooms underground was also a black African.

All the great pyramids and monuments were built over 1500 years or so before black Africans lost their kingdom to foreigners and over 2,000 years before any Asian in the form of the Arabs ever ruled that part of the Nile Valley called Egypt.

The idea that ancient Egypt was an Asian kingdom is just a myth. Until the New Kingdom when as a result of in-fighting between the north and the south of ancient Egypt which prompted the kingdom to be invaded by Nubia under Tahaka to restore order, ancient Egyptian pharaohs had come from the south near Nubia from Wese (meaning 'Ancentral Home' in Ga-Adangbe) which was the royal city and the spiritual home of the whole of Egypt. That was why Amun-La (so-called Amun-Ra) was stationed there.

Therefore, unless the so-called Asians wanted their kings to be holed in the heart of Africa, this nonsense that ancient Egypt was Asian is only nonsense originating from ignorance and half-baked knowledge.

Now, at the moment, the people who live in Egypt are descendants of a mixture of black Africans, Arabs, Greeks, Romans and Persians but the Arabs are the majortiy but it was not like that before. The demise of black African in Egypt started with the successful invasion of ancient Egypt by the Persians in 343BC under Artaxerxes III Ochus, followed by the Macedonians under Alexander the Great in 332BC. After Alexander died, Ptolemy I also known as Soter I brought his body from Greece and buried in in Egypt and claimed the kingdom. That was how the Ptolemy Dynasty of Egypt began.

The Ptolemic Dynasty ended with Cleopatra VII who was a black woman of Greek descent. Through her, Augustus and the Romans took Egypt from the Greeks about 30BC and ruled Egypt until the Moslems attacked Alexandria and threatend the then Christian governor, George of imminent destruction if he did not surrender. The leader of the moslem army who negotiated the deal was a black African.

It just so happened that at that point in time, Egypt in the Eastern Roman Empire, the Byzantine, was ruled by christians whose ancestors were Syrians and Palestinians earlier brought into Egypt by the Romans to prop up the christian population there. It was these descendants of Asians who handed Egypt to their brothers, the Arab Moslems. But Egypt was not theirs to give. It was still a black African country ruled by invaders.

The suppression of the blacks, first by the Persians, then the Greeks, Romans and later but more effectively by the Moslem Arabs caused waves of migrations from the Nile Valley first into Nubia in the south and the surrounding areas and to Punt and Ethiopia as the blacks retrieved and organised strong resistence from Nubia under the Nuba-Ta and the Ble-me to get back their country. This resistence lasted for hundreds of years well after the Arab Moslem take-over round about 640AD and massively depleted the black African population from Egypt. This displacement was replaced by more foreigners, mostly Arab Moslesms as the properties of the Aficans were confiscated and given to Moslems.

By the 8th Century AD, the refugees from ancient Egypt and other parts of the Nile Valley moving East had settled by the Lake Chad area and built the Kingdom of Ka-me-ni. Some moved into the then less populated south now called the Soudan (quite apart from the country called Sudan) which we now call the Sahel and started new kingdoms. By the 10th Century AD, these new kingdoms including Wagadu would be chased and attacked by the Arab Moslem armies and enslave them in North Africa and Arab countries (more on that some other time).

The migrants from ancient Egypt to the south have linguistic and cultural links with others who settled on the way and this stretches from Ghana, Senegal through Nigeria to Chad, Sudan and places like the Fayum in Egypt and beyond.

The ancient Egyptian language is still spoken in West Africa; that much we know. Egyptologists searched for the language in the Nile Valley but could not find it yet their prejudice against black people and their assumption that they could not have been part of ancient Egypt just as apparently some people wrongly still believe has kept them from looking into West Africa; but the job has already been done by the Africans themselves and the proof is there and very solid.

J. B. Danquah on the Akan people

Author: Yiakonsan Posted: 2010-05-09 13:25:52
According to J. B. Danquah's famous book "Akan Doctrine of God":

(Akan Doctrine of God, 1968, page 198)


" Akan - One of the principal races in West Africa, inhabiting the Gold Coast, the Ivory Coast, some parts of French West Africa, up to the old kingdom of Ghana (near present Timbuktu), and speaking the Twi (Twui) language. The word is often pronounced Akane, and it is said to mean "foremost, genuine", from kan, first.

The best known representatives of the race are the Ashanti, Fanti, Akim, Akwapim, Assin and several of the present (Twi-speaking) races of the Gold Coast and Ivory Coast.

The original form of the name, Akane or Akana, led to its corruption by the early Arabs of the Sudan into Ghana and by early Europeans who visited the Coast of West AFrica into Guinea.

The Akan people were driven from their ancient home in Ghana, on the bend of the Niger, by the Almoravides (Molaththemum or Muffled Moslems) in A.D. 1076. There was a tradition in Ghana (vide Flora Shaw, Lady Lugard: "A Tropical Dependency"), that the people of Ghana had originally come to the West Sudan from a country beyond or near the Taurus mountains (Taurudu).

The current theory that the Ghana or Akane in Taurus was the same as the old Babylonian race known as Akkad, Agade or Akana, who lived on the Tigris and Euphrates, is strongly supported by the evidence of common features in the language of the ancient race and of the modern, as also in their customs. Archaeology and anthropology have as yet revealed little, but Sur Henry Rawlinson and other Assyrologists bear testimony to the similarity between the language of Sumer and Akkad and certain African languages, an ancient group which is not Semitic.

The Akan people of the Gold Coast have not been written up as well as they could be, but there is everything in favour of the hypothesis that they are an ancient race; that their institutions and customs are of ancient origin, e.g., the seven-day week, and that their sojourn in the Gold Coast, which is lass than 900 years, is much shorter than their travelable sojourn as a people in the ancient and modern worlds"


(Akan Doctrine of God, 1968, pg49, last paragraph)

" In a monograph on the origin of the Akan and the Twii races, I offered evidence to show that the word Twii was a corruption of the old and hallowed African ethnic name Cush, or Kush, which the Egyptians corrupted into Ethosh or Thaush, the Abyssinians into Itioiijwan, the Greeks into Ethiopia, and the Romans into Tutzis. I have not been able to discover what the primitive form of the name was. Kush or Cush was the Hebrew form, made familiar to the English-speaking nations through the Bible. The primitive form may have been Ku or Tsu, but that is only a guess. "

(Akan Doctrine of God, 1968, pg 51)

" As Clement wood points out, after the early Babylonians passed out of their animism, their next form of worship took on the character of the matriarchate, when primitive women ruled and fatherhood was unknown. The female God, Ishtar, was their principal god. Ishtar was the Semitic name given by the invading Semites to a native Babylonian virginheaven goddess Innini, daughter of the heaven god, Anu. The principal seat of her cult was Kish. She had various names in Akkad and Sumer and her name Innini was often rendered Inana, Nanna, or Nana. She was called the Supreme Goddess, or queen of the gods. "


(Akan Doctrine of God, 1968 pg 199)

" Ananse - ubiquitous hero of Akan folk-tales...Research has shown that the Akan name Akane has close resemblance to the Babylonian name Akkad or Akana or Agade, and there is evidence also that the Akan language is similar to the language spoken by the people of Sumer and Akkad. That being so, it is not a mere oincidence that the name of the Babylonian "mythic personage" of folk-tales is also called Oannes of Iannes, or Euannes, a name which modern scholars have not been able to decipher accurately from the ancient cuneiform tablets of Babylonia. Oannes was the mythical personage who taught mankind wisdom. He was identified with the God EA or YIYA, a name meaning wisdom in the language of Sumer and Akkad "

Another interesting quote

Author: Yiakonsan Posted: 2010-05-09 14:15:43
This time from Prof Dixon (Harvard)'s book, "The Racial History of Man" (page 482):


"Extremely close similarity between pre-dynastic Egyptian series and those from the Bantu and the Gabon and Cameroon Negroes, as, except for a face which is absolutely slightly smaller, the Egyptian is almost the exact duplicate of the Negroids"

(written by the world's foremost expert on analysis of skeletal remains of thousands of sampled human groups/populations)

Where we came does not matter.

Author: kofiga Posted: 2010-05-09 21:00:56
Akan and Ewe histories

Philip Ochieng's superb article

Author: Lemba Tribe Posted: 2010-05-10 01:05:46
Ochieng's article appeared on allafrica.com some years back. It is worth a read, in my opinion, as it is relevant to this subject:

www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=1152

Several Ancients Names resembles Akan

Author: Kwasi Posted: 2010-05-11 06:38:23
Name of Pharaohs Khufu, Tutankamon in Egypt and Piye, Akharmani etc all have Akan undertones.

Thank you to all

Author: John Amponsah Posted: 2010-05-11 13:55:22
Thank you for all the comments. This was a discussion I was hoping will happen on Ghanaweb long ago.
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