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Ashanti Near Eastern Customs Are Not Due to Islamic Feedback

Ashanti Near Eastern Customs Are Not Due to Islamic Feedback

Source: Ashanti - 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica (Study Light) 1911 A.D. From the source, "The most probable tradition represents the Ashanti as deriving their origin from bands of fugitives, who in the 16th or 17th century were driven before the Moslem tribes migrating southward from the countries on the Niger and Senegal. Having obtained possession of a region of impenetrable forest, they defended themselves with a valour which, becoming part of their national character, raised them to the rank of a powerful and conquering nation...There are a few Mahommedans in Ashanti, most of them traders from other countries, and the Basel…
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