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Know Your Routes And Origin [The Ewe People]

Good day lovely people and a happy new month to your all. After sharing our love to each other during the month of February, gradually it has come to an end and now, we celebrate as we are in the month our blessed nation recalls a special day. During the 6th of March in the year 1957, our country gained independence from colonial rule. This brought many tribes and people and ethnic groups together to live in harmony. The Ghana we know of today was indeed not like this, we were all totally different people with different languages and cultures who migrated from different parts of Africa to settle in present-day Ghana. During this month of March, we want to appreciate our nation and our heritage by knowing and acknowledging our routes. Today we are going to focus on the migration route of the Ewe people of Ghana.

The Ewes migrated from Ketu, a town in the Republic of Benin somewhere around the 16th century. They went to settle in Tado, then to Notsie, both in Togo. After being ill-treated for sometime by a wicked king at Notsie known as King Agorkoli, the Ewes escaped Notsie and came to Ghana in three groups. The first group was led by Amega Wenya and they settled around the Keta Lagoon. They were the Anlo, Fenyi, Afife, Mafi, Tsiame, Ave and Tavia people. The second group settled in Ho, Akotia, Takla, Kpetoe, Hodzo, Klevi, Sokode, Adaklu and Abutia. And finally, the last group settled in Kpando, Hohoe, Awudome, Alavanyo, Kpalime, Vue, Agu, Wodze and Peki.

Some Ewes can be found in Ghana, Togo, Benin and parts of Nigeria. In Ghana they are found mostly in the Volta region and Oti Region.

This brings us to the end of the article. Thank you for reading this far. Now we know the migration routes of the Ewes. Follow me and stay tuned if you want to know the original routes of other ethnic groups in Ghana. Let us appreciate our origins as we celebrate our nation this month. Stay blessed and have a beautiful day.

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