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Title:The Asante Conquest of Ahafo in the 18th Century: A Historical Legacy
Author:Kwarteng, Kwame O.
Periodical:Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana (ISSN 0855-3246)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ghana
West Africa
Subjects:Ahafo polity
Ashanti polity
ethnic warfare
Ethnic and Race Relations
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
History, Archaeology
Brong-Ahafo Region (Ghana)
Ashanti (African people)
civil wars
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/41406668
Abstract:Until the creation of the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana in April 1959, Ahafo constituted part of Asante, politically, administratively and traditionally. Examination of the literature and documentary evidence leads to the conclusion that the greater part of Ahafo land was captured and annexed to Asante between 1721 and 1722 through the instrumentality of the chiefs of Akwaboa, Hia, Bari-Offinano, Nyinahin, Assuowin and Nkawie-panin, as well as the Buaso Odikro. The conquered territory was systematically colonized by the Kumasi wing chiefs. Ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]