Adinkra Symbols

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Adinkrahene symbol

 

ADINKRAHENE

  • • “Chief of Adinkra Symbols”
  • Greatness, Charisma, Leadership
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Akoben symbol

 

AKOBEN

  • • “War Horn”
  • Vigilance, Wariness
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Akokfena symbol

 

AKOFENA

  • • “Sword of War”
  • Courage, Valor
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Akokonan symbol

 

AKOKONAN

  • • “The Leg of a Hen”
  • Mercy, Nurturing
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Akoma symbol

 

AKOMA

  • • “The Heart”
  • Patience, Tolerance
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Akoma Ntoso symbol

 

AKOMA NTOSO

  • • “Linked Hearts”
  • Understanding, Agreement
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Ananse Ntontan symbol

 

ANANSE NTONTAN

  • • “Spider’s Web”
  • Wisdom, Creativity
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Asase Ye Duru symbol

 

ASASE YE DURU

  • • “The Earth has weight.”
  • Divinity Of Mother Earth
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Aya symbol

 

AYA

  • • “Fern”
  • Endurance, Resourcefulness
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Bese Saka symbol

 

BESE SAKA

  • • “Sack of Cola Nuts”
  • Affluence, Abundance, Unity
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Bi Nka Bi symbol

 

BI NKA BI

  • • “No one should bite the other.”
  • Peace, Harmony
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Boa Me Na Me Mmoa Wo symbol

 

BOA ME NA ME MMOA WO

  • • “Help me and let me help you.”
  • Cooperation, Interdependence
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Dame-Dame symbol

 

DAME-DAME

  • • Name of a Board Game
  • Intelligence, Ingenuity
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Denkyen symbol

 

DENKYEM

  • • “Crocodile”
  • Adaptability
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Duafe symbol

 

DUAFE

  • • “Wooden Comb”
  • Beauty, Hygiene, Feminine Qualities
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Dwennimmen symbol

 

DWENNIMMEN

  • • “Ram’s Horns”
  • Humility, Strength
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Eban symbol

 

EBAN

  • • “Fence”
  • Love, Safety, Security
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Epa symbol

 

EPA

  • • “Handcuffs”
  • Law, Justice, Slavery
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Ese Ne Tekrema symbol

 

ESE NE TEKREMA

  • • “The Teeth And The Tongue”
  • Friendship, Interdependence
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Fawohodie symbol

 

FAWOHODIE

  • • “Independence”
  • Independence, Freedom, Emancipation
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Fihakra symbol

 

FIHANKRA

  • • “House/ Compound”
  • Security, Safety
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Fofo symbol

 

FOFO

  • • “A Yellow-Flowered Plant”
  • Jealousy, Envy
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Funtunfunefu Denkyemfunefu symbol

 

FUNTUNFUNEFU DENKYEMFUNEFU

  • • “Siamese Crocodiles”
  • Democracy, Unity In Diversity
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Gye Nyme symbol

 

GYE NYAME

  • • “Except for God.”
  • Supremacy Of God
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Hwemudua symbol

 

HWEMUDUA

  • • “Measuring Stick”
  • Examination, Quality Control
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Hye Wonhye symbol

 

HYE WONHYE

  • • “What Which Cannot Be Burnt”
  • Imperishability, Endurance
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Kete Pa symbol

 

KETE PA

  • • “Good Bed”
  • Good Marriage
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Kintinkantan symbol

 

KINTINKANTAN

  • • “Puffed up extravagance”
  • Arrogance, Extravagance
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Kwatakye Atiko symbol

 

KWATAKYE ATIKO

  • • “Hairstyle Of Kwatakye, A War Hero”
  • Bravery, Valor
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Mate Masie symbol

 

MATE MASIE

  • • “What I hear, I keep.”
  • Wisdom, Knowledge, Prudence
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Me Ware Wo symbol

 

ME WARE WO

  • • “I shall marry you.”
  • Commitment, Perseverance
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Mframadan symbol

 

MFRAMADAN

  • • “Wind-resistant house”
  • Fortitude, Preparedness
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Mmere Dane symbol

 

MMERE DANE

  • • “Time changes”
  • Change, Life’s Dynamics
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Mmusuyidee symbol

 

MMUSUYIDEE

  • • “That which removes ill luck”
  • Good Fortune, Sanctity
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Mpatapo symbol

 

MPATAPO

  • • “Knot of reconciliation”
  • Peacemaking, Reconciliation
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Mpuannum symbol

 

MPUANNUM

  • • “Five tufts”
  • Priestly Office, Loyalty, Adroitness
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Nea Onnim No Sua A, Ohu symbol

 

NEA ONNIM NO SUA A, OHU

  • • “He who does not know can know from learning.”
  • Knowledge, Life-Long Education
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Nea Ope Se Obedi Hene symbol

 

NEA OPE SE OBEDI HENE

  • • “He who wants to be king.”
  • Service, Leadership
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Nkonsonkonson symbol

 

NKONSONKONSON

  • • “Chain links”
  • Unity, Human Relations
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Nyame Dua symbol

 

NYAME DUA

  • • “Chain links”
  • God’s Protection And Presence
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Nkyimu symbol

 

NKYIMU

  • • “Tree of god”
  • Skillfulness, Precision
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Nkyinkyim symbol

 

NKYINKYIM

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  • Initiative, Dynamism, Versatility
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Nsaa symbol

 

NSAA

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  • Excellence, Genuineness, Authenticity
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Nsoromma symbol

 

NSOROMMA

  • • “Child of the heavens”
  • Guardianship
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Nyame Biribi Wo Soro symbol

 

NYAME BIRIBI WO SORO

  • • “God is in the heavens.”
  • Hope
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Nyame Nnwu Na Mawu symbol

 

NYAME NNWU NA MAWU

  • • “God never dies, therefore I cannot die.”
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Nyame Nti symbol

 

NYAME NTI

  • • “By God’s grace.”
  • Faith, Trust In God
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Nyame Ye Ohene symbol

 

NYAME YE OHENE

  • • “God is King.”
  • Majesty, Supremacy Of God
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Nyansapo symbol

 

NYANSAPO

  • • “Wisdom knot.”
  • Wisdom, Ingenuity, Intelligence, Patience
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Odo Nnyew Fie Kwan symbol

 

ODO NNYEW FIE KWAN

  • • “Love never loses its way home.”
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Okodee Mmowere symbol

 

OKODEE MMOWERE

  • • “Talons of the eagle.”
  • Bravery, Strength
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Onyankopon Adom Nti Biribiara Beye Yie symbol

 

ONYANKOPON ADOM NTI BIRIBIARA BEYE YIE

  • • “By God’s grace, all will be well.”
  • Hope, Providence, Faith
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Osram Ne Nsoromma symbol

 

OSRAM NE NSOROMMA

  • • “The moon and the star.”
  • Love, Faithfulness, Harmony
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Owo Foro Adobe symbol

 

OWO FORO ADOBE

  • • Snake climbing the raffia tree.”
  • Steadfastness, Prudence, Diligence
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Owuo Atwedee symbol

 

OWUO ATWEDEE

  • • “The ladder of death.”
  • Mortality
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Pempamsie symbol

 

PEMPAMSIE

  • • “Sew in readiness.”
  • Readiness, Steadfastness
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Sankofa symbols
Sankofa symbols

 

SANKOFA

  • • “Return and get it.”
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Sesa Wo Suban symbol

 

SESA WO SUBAN

  • • “I change or transform my life.”
  • Transformation
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Tamfo Bebre symbol

 

TAMFO BEBRE

  • • “The enemy will stew in his own juice.”
  • Jealousy
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Wawa Aba symbol

 

WAWA ABA

  • • “Seed of the wawa tree.”
  • Hardiness, Toughness, Perseverance
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Woforo Dua Pa A symbol

 

WOFORO DUA PA A

  • • “When you climb a good tree.”
  • Support, Cooperation
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Wo Nsa Da Mu A symbol

 

WO NSA DA MU A

  • • “if your hands are in the dish.”
  • Democracy, Pluralism
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