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Ga people

Ga people
Ethnic group
GroupGa-Adangbe people
Population date2 million people
8% of Ghana's population
Significant populationsPredominantly in Greater Accra Region, Eastern Region of Ghana and Togo, as well as the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States of America, and Canada

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The Ga-Adangbe are an ethnic group in the West African nation of Ghana. It is part of the Dangme ethnic group. The Ga people are grouped as part of the

Ga Dangme ethnolinguistic group. They speak Kwa languages

The Ga-Adangbe people inhabit mostly the Greater Accra Plains. Some are found in the Eastern Region at Akuse, Somaya, Dodowa, Akwapim, Akwamu and surrounding areas in Ghana. Others live in the Anecho area in Togo. The modern day Adangbe include the people of Osu, Shai, La, Ningo, Kpone, Osudoku, Krobo, Gbugbla(Prampram), Ada and Agotime who speak similar dialects.

The Ga also include the Ga-Mashie groups occupying neighborhoods in the central part of Accra, and other Ga speakers who migrated from Akwamu, Anecho in Togo, Akwapim, and surrounding areas.

There are about 2,000,000 Ga-Adangbe speakers, making up about 8% of Ghana's population. Most Ga live in the southeastern coastal region of the country, around the capital of Accra, which the Ga founded in the 16th century as a trading port. The traditional Ga kingdom of Nkran gives Accra its name. Nkran state has been ruled by a succession of kings known as Ga Mantse since its founding in 1510.In more recent times, Teteh-Quarshie is given credit for bringing the Cocoa to Ghana in the 19th century. Today Cocoa is one of Ghana's main exports and Ghana is the second leading exporter of the crop in the world.


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