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The first ethnic group who arrived in Ghana before any other tribe, here is where they settled

There are about 54 countries in Africa . One of them is Ghana and it consists of seventy(70) different ethnic groups.

An ethnic group is a community or population made up of people who share a common cultural background or descent.

But have you asked yourself which was the first among these 70? .

Well it's time for you to fill up your brain with some information.

The first ethic group to arrive in Ghana was GUAN

Guan is an ethnic group in Ghana that speaks distinct languages which are different from the major languages in Ghana except for Gonja

WHERE DID THEY COME FROM?

Guan migrated from the Mossi region of modern Burkina around 1000 A.D . They are scattered across all regions in Ghana since they were the first ethnic group in Ghana

WHY DID THE GUANS MIGRATED ?

Historians assert that the growing power of Songhai Empire pushed the Mossi-Dagomba ancestry ancestors south of the Niger Bend, so that by A.D. 1333 they became a threat to the very survival of the Guans in Gonjaland, thus waves of Guans moved southwards in search of settlements.

YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW THE LANGUAGE GUANS SPEAK AS WELL?

Guang, also spelled Guan, also called Gonja or Ngbanya, a people of northern Ghana who speak a variety of Kwa languages of the Niger-Congo language family

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