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Ghanaian ‘Day Names’ in Dagbani

There are over a 100 ethnic groups in Ghana, and all take pride in naming children. Most names have interesting meaning. An example is Niendoo in Dagbani which translates “old man”, and means the incarnation of a great-grandfather. Another is Bangaham, which means “those who choose”, a short proverb. Most cultural groups also name children depending on the day of the week they are born. The Dagomba culture is no different. The names are unisex in Dagbani and compiled below; Mine is Lamihi, what’s yours? 2,439 total views, 77 views today  

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Today’s Featured Music From Ghana

Ghanaian music from the Northern Region is gaining more grounds everyday and it’s great that these artists are able to project culture through modern music. I particularly like these videos because they are not over the top with cars, types of cigarette they’re smoking, half-naked female models, type of champagne they drinking, etc. Instead these 2 videos focus on repping tradition and depict normal surroundings in Tamale, which is reality. The lyrics do not marginalize women either, it does the opposite. Sherifa Gunu Salamatu Israhim – Tamale ft Sharifa Gugu   23,949 total views, 138 views today  

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THE BATTLE OF ADIBO (BATTLE WITH THE GERMANS) – Ghana’s Dagbon History

(BY: DASANA PUKARIGA)   There is a popular date in the history of Dagbon that every son of Great Gbewaa knows. It is recalled by Dagbon drum historians as Adibo Dalle (The Day of Adibo). This was the day over a century ago in September 1896 when Dagbon fought a battle with German colonizers at Adibo, a village 10 kilometers south of Yendi. At the time the king who reigned was Yaa Naa Andani II (popularly called Andan Naanigoo) and he said that his kingdom Dagbon, would not be taken over by the white man, and will protect it at ...

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