#A1
1. SANKOFA (Go back to fetch it) Symbol of the wisdom in LEARNING FROM THE PAST in building for the future. Prov. "Se wo were fi na wo sankofa a yenkyi." (It is not taboo to go back and retrieve if you forget.)
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DWENINI MMEN
#A4
4. DWENINI MMEN (Ram's horns) Symbol of STRENGTH (of mind, body and soul) and HUMILITY. Prov. "Dwenini ye asisle a ode nakoma na ennye ne mmen." (The ram may bully, not with its horns but with his heart.
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AKOKO NAN
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6. AKOKO NAN (Hens feet) Symbol of PROTECTIVENESS and PARENTAL DISCIPLINE tempered with PATIENCE, MERCY and FONDNESS. Prov. "Akoko nan tia ne ba na enkum ba." (If a hen treads on her young ones, it does not mean to kill them).
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OKODEE MMOWERE
#A7
7. OKODEE MMOWERE (The talons of Eagle) Symbol of STRENGTH, BRAVERY and POWER. Based on the nature and behavior of the Eagle.
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OWO FRO ADOBE
#A8
8. OWO FRO ADOBE (Snake climbing the rafia palm) Symbol of INGENUITY, and PERFORMANCE of an EXTRAORDINARY FEAT. Based on the ingenious act of a feetless snake climbing a rugged raffia palm tree.
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FUNTUMMIREKU-DENKYEMMIREKU
#A9
9. FUNTUMMIREKU-DENKYEMMIREKU (A mythical two-headed crocodile sharing common stomach). Symbol of UNITY IN DIVERSITY & WARNING AGAINST INTERNAL SQUABBLES WHERE THERE IS A COMMON DESTINY. Prov. "Funtummireku-Denkyemmireku, wonafuru bom, nso wodidi a na wo pere so." (The two-headed which struggles over food though it goes to a common stomach).
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ODENKYEM
#A11
11. ODENKYEM (Crocodile) Symbol of PROPRIETY and PRUDENCE. Prov. "Odenkyem da nsuo mu nso ohome mframma." (The crocodile lives in water yet it breathes air, not water).
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ANANSE NTONTAN
#A12
12. ANANSE NTONTAN (The spider's web) Symbol of WISDOM, CRAFTINESS, CREATIVITY and COMPLEXITIES of LIFE.
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FAFANTO
#A13
13. FAFANTO (The Butterfly) Symbol of TENDERNESS, GENTLENESS, HONESTY & FRIGILENESS. Prov. "Fafanto se nsa ni o, na aka ho sika." (The butterfly may be fluttering around a pot of palm wine, but will not drink it, for it cannot afford to buy).
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OBI NKA BI
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14. OBI NKA BI (Bite not each other) A stylized image of two fishes attempting to bite each other's tail. A symbol of WARNING AGAINST BACK-BITING and also advocacy for HARMONY, PEACE, UNITY, FORGIVENESS & FAIRPLAY.
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OSRAM
#A16
16. OSRAM (The moon) Symbol of FAITH, PATIENCE & DETERMINATION. Prov. "Osram mfiti preko ntware oman." (The moon does not go round the nation (world) just at a go (hastily).
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OSRAM NE NSROMMA
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17. OSRAM NE NSROMMA (The moon and the star). Symbol of FAITHFULNESS, LOVE, HARMONY, FONDNESS, LOYALTY, BENEVOLENCE & FEMMININE ESSENCE OF LIFE. Prov. "Kyekye pe aware." (Kyekye he North Pole Star has a deep love for marriage. She is always in the Sky waiting for the return of the moon, her husband).
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NSOROMMA
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18. NSOROMMA (Star) Symbol of PATRNAGE, LOYALTY TO THE SUPREME BEING & FAITH. Prov. "Oba Nyankonsoromma te Nyame so na onte ne ho so." (Like the star-son of the Supreme Being I depend on God and not on myself).
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ASASE YE DURU
#A19
19. ASASE YE DURU (The earth is heavy) Symbol of PROVIDENCE and THE DIVINITY of MOTHER EARTH. Prov. "Asase ye duru se po." (The earth is heavier than the sea).
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AKOMA
#A20
20. AKOMA (The Heart) Symbol of LOVE, PATIENCE, GOODWILL, FAITHFULNESS & ENDURANCE. A saying: "Nya Akoma." (Get a heart - be patient).
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ODO NYERA FIE KWAN
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21. ODO NYERA FIE KWAN (Love does not get lost on its way home) Symbol of LOVE, DEVOTION, and FAITHFULLNESS. Porv. "Odo nyera ne fie kwan" (Love lights its own path; it never gets lost on its way home).
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MPUANNUM
#A22
22. MPUANNUM (A traditional fivetuft hair style of the Kings attendants) Symbol of SPIRITUAL OFFICE, LOYALTY & ADROITNESS.
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NKOTIMSEFO MPUA
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24. NKOTIMSEFO MPUA (The hair style of court attendants) Symbol of SERVICE and LOYALTY. Based on the ceremonial haircut of attendants of the royal household.
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KWATAKYE or GYAWU ATIKO
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26. KWATAKYE or GYAWU ATIKO (A special hair style of Kwatakye, the war hero) Symbol of BRAVERY, FEARLESSNESS & VALOR.
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OHENE ANIWA
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27. OHENE ANIWA (The eyes of the king) Symbol of VIGILANCE, PROTECTION, SECURITY & EXCELLENCE. Prov. "Ohene aniwa twa ne ho hyia." (The King's eyes are placed all around him.)
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AKOMA NTOASO
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28. AKOMA NTOASO (The joined or united hearts) Symbol of TOGETHERNESS & UNITY in thought and in deed.
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SE NE TEKREMA
#A29
29. SE NE TEKREMA (The teeth and the tongue) Symbol of GROWTH and INTERDEPENDENCE.
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FI-HANKRA
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30. FI-HANKRA (Enclosed and secured compound house) Symbol of SAFETY, SECURITY, BROTHERHOOD & SOLIDARITY.
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ABAN
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31. ABAN (A fortress or a two-story house associated with the seat of government) Symbol of STRENGTH, SEAT OF POWER, AUTHORITY & MAGNIFICENCE.
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MFRAMMADAN
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33. MFRAMMADAN (A house built to withstand strong wind) Symbol of FORTITUDE, PREPAREDNESS, SOCIAL SECURITY, EXCELLENCE & ELEGANCE.
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EBAN
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34. EBAN (Fence) Symbol of SAFETY, SECURITY & LOVE.
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DUAFE
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35. DUAFE (The wooden comb) Symbol of GOOD FEMININE QUALITIES: PATIENCE, PRUDENCE, FONDNESS, LOVE & CARE.
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AKOFENA
#A36
36. AKOFENA (State ceremonial swords) Symbol of STATE AUTHORITY, LEGITIMACY, LEGALITY & HEROIC DEED.
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PAGYA
#A37
37. PAGYA (Gun powder kirk) Symbol of BRAVERY, DEFENSE and POWER.
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AKOBEN
#A38
38. AKOBEN (War horn) Symbol of A SUMMON TO A COLLECTIVE ACTION of A CALL TO ARMS, READINESS & VOLUNTARISM.
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OHENE TUO
#A40
40. OHENE TUO (The King's gun) Symbol of DEFENSE, PROTECTION & POWER.
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SEPOW
#A41
41. SEPOW (The dagger or executioner's knife) Symbol of JUSTICE, PUNISHMENT & OFFICE OF JUSTICE.
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EPA
#A42
42. EPA (Handcuffs) Symbol of the LAW & JUSTICE. Prov. "Nea nepa da wonsa no na woye nakoa." (You are the subject of he whose handcuffs are around your hands.
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NYANSAPOW
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43. NYANSAPOW (Wisdom knot) Symbol of WISDOM, INGENUITY, INTELLIGENCE and PATIENCE. Prov. "Nyasapow, yede nyasa na esane." (It is the wise who unties the wisdom knot).
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MPATAPOW
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44. MPATAPOW (A knot of reconciliation and peace) Depicts a complex or a wisdom knot. A symbol of RECONCILIATION, PEACE-MAKING & PACIFICAION. Prov. As in No. 45
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MMRA KRADO
#A45
45. MMRA KRADO (The lock or seal of law) Symbol of AUTHORITY, LEGALITY, LEGIMACY & POWER OF THE COURT.
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DONO
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47. DONO (The ampit talking drum) Symbol of APPELATION, PRAISE, GOODWILL & RHYTHM.
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DONNO NTOASO
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48. DONNO NTOASO (Double or joined ampit talking drums) Symbol of UNITED ACTION, ALERTNESS, GOODWILL & PRAISE.
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NSAA
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49. NSAA (A handwoven blanket.) Symbol of EXCELLENCE, GENUINENESS & AUTHENTICITY. Prov. "Nea onnim Nsaa na oto n ago." (He who cannot recognize authentic Nsaa buys its fakes.)
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NKYIMU
#A50
50. NKYIMU (Crossed divisions made on cloth before printing) Symbol of PRECISION & ADROITNESS.
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ANI BRE A
#A51
51. ANI BRE A ENSO GYA (No matter how red-eyed (serious) one becomes, one's eyes would not spark flames.) Symbol of PATIENCE, SELF-CONTAINMENT, SELF-DISCIPLINE & SELF-CONTROL. Prov. "Anibre a enso Gya."
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FIE MMOSEA
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52. FIE MMOSEA (Pebbleson home grounds) Symbol of CAUTION AGAINST DOMESTIC CONFLICT, IN-FIGHTING and INTERNAL CONFLICT. Prov. "Mmosea betwa wo nan mu a na efi fie." (If your feet are cut by pebbles, they are likely to be those in the compound of your own house.)
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KURONTI NE AKWAMU
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53. KURONTI NE AKWAMU (The two complementary barnches of the State) Symbol of DEMOCRACY, DUALITY OF THE ESSENCE OF LIFE, INTERDEPENDENCY & COMPLIMENTARY. Prov. "Ti koro nko agyina." (One head does not constitute a Council or Onehead does not constitute a jury).
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DAMEDAME
#A54
54. DAMEDAME (Multiple squares of the chequer board game) Symbol of CRAFTINESS, INTELLEGENCE & STRATEGY.
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TABONO
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55. TABONO (Oars) Symbol of STRENGTH, CONFIDENCE & PERSISTENCE.
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NKONSONKONSON
#A56
56. NKONSONKONSON (A chain) Symbol of UNITY, INTERDEPENDENCE, BROTHERHOOD, & CO-OPERATION.
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N YA ME BIRIBI WO SORO
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57. N YA ME BIRIBI WO SORO (God there is something in the heaven) Symbol of HOPE & ASPIRATION. Prov. "Nyame birbi wo soro na ma mensa nka." (God there is something in the heavens, let me reach it.)
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KRAMO BONE AMMA YEANHU KRAMO PA
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58. KRAMO BONE AMMA YEANHU KRAMO PA (The bad moslem makes it difficult for the good one to be noticed) Symbol of a WARNING AGAINST DECEPTION and HYPOCRACY.
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AGYINADAWURU
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60. AGYINADAWURU (The gong of Agyin the faithful servant of the King.) Symbol of FAITHFULNESS, DUTIFULNESS & ALERTNESS.
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KUNTUNKANTAN
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61. KUNTUNKANTAN (Inflated pride) Symbol of PRIDE OF STATE & A WARNING AGAINST INFLATED PRIDE AND EGOCENTRICISM.
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MATE MASIE
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62. MATE MASIE (I have kept what I have heard) Symbol of WISDOM & KNOWLEDGE.
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ADINKRA HENE
#A63
63. ADINKRA HENE (King of the Adinkra symbols) Symbol of GREATNESS, PRUDENCE, FIRMNESS & MAGNANIMITY.
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GYE NYAME
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65. GYE NYAME (except God) Symbol of the OMNIPOTENCE OF GOD. Prov. "Abode santan yi firi tete, obi ntena ase nkosi n'awie, Gye Nyame." (This Great panorama of creation dates back to time immemorial, no one lives who saw its beginning and no one will live to see its end. Except God).
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SUNSUM
#A66
66. SUNSUM (The Soul) Symbol of SPIRITUAL PURITY & SANCTITY OF THE SOUL.
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NYAME NWU NA MAWU
#A67
67. NYAME NWU NA MAWU (God does not die, and so I don't die.) Symbol of the OMNISCIENCE & OMNIPRESENCE OF GOD and the INFINITY OF MAN'S SOUL and also of ANTIQUITY.
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HWEHWEMUDA
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68. HWEHWEMUDA (Searching rod or measuring rod) Symbol of EXCELLENCE, PERFECTION, KNOWLEDGE & SUPERIOR QUILITY.
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KRAPA or MUSUYIDE
#A69
69. KRAPA or MUSUYIDE (Good fortune or Sanctity) Symbol of GOOD LUCK, SANCTITY, GOOD SPIRIT, SPIRITUAL STRENGTH. Prov. "Krepa te se okra, okyiri fi." (Sanctity is like a cat, it abhors filth).
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NKYIMKYIM
#A70
70. NKYIMKYIM (Twistings) Symbol of TOUGHNESS, ADAPTABILITY, DEVOTION TO SERVICE & ABILITY TO WITHSTAND HARDSHIPS.
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PEMPAMSIE
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71. PEMPAMSIE (Sew in readiness - be prepared) Symbol of READINESS, STEADFASTNESS, HARDNESS, VALOR & FEARLESSNESS.
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HYE-WO-NHYE
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72. HYE-WO-NHYE (Unburnable) Symbol of TOUGHNESS, IMPERISHABILITY OF SELF OR OF CHIEF OF STATE & PERMANENCE.
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FOFO
#A73
73. FOFO (Seeds of a plant) Symbol of WARNING AGAINST JEALOUSY & COVETOUSNESS. Prov. "Se nea fofo pe ne se gyinatwi abo bidie." (What the plant fofo always wishes is that the seeds of gyinatwi plant should turn dark.)
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BESE SAKA
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74. BESE SAKA (Bunch of cola nuts) Symbol of AFFLUENCE, POWER, ABUNDANCE, TOGETHERNESS & UNITY.
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WAWA ABA
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75. WAWA ABA (Seeds of the wawa tree) Symbol of HARDINESS, TOUGHNESS & PERSERVERANCE. Saying: "Oye den se wawa aba." (He is as tough as the seed of wawa tree.)
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KURUMAH KESE
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77. KURUMAH KESE (The big okro.) Symbol of GREATNESS & SUPERIORITY.
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AYA
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78. AYA (Fern) Symbol of ENDURANCE, DEFIENCE AGAINST DIFFICULTIES, HARDINESS, PERSERVERANCE, INDEPENDENCE & RESOURCEFULNESS.
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NYAME NTI
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79. NYAME NTI (Since God exists) Depicts leaves on its stalk. Symbol of FAITH & TRUST IN GOD. Prov. "Nyame Nti, menwe wura.' (Since God exists, I will not feed on leaves.)
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NYAME DUA
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80. NYAME DUA (God's tree) or (altar of God) Symbol of the PRESENCE OF GOD & GOD'S PROTECTION.
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