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Abeadze Dominase

posted 19 Jun 2012, 08:42 by John Turl   [ updated 19 Jun 2012, 09:07 ]
The name 'Dominase' has long been a puzzle which has now finally been solved. The name clearly suggests the meaning 'Under the Domin Tree', as stated on the history page of the Abeadze State website. But the local name 'Domin' is not listed by F.R.Irvine, the recognised authority on Ghanaian trees, the nearest being 'Doma', the Akan name for the Fig tree. Following an enquiry to the Abeadze website contact address, Nana Dasebre Kwebu Ewusi, the Omanhen of Abeadze State and his wife Monika Intsiful most helpfully undertook to investigate the identity of the tree, consulting Dr. Paul Bosu, the Senior Research Scientist at the CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana. Dr. Bosu has now confirmed that the tree is indeed Ficus Capensis (syn. F. Sur). Congratulations & thanks to all. Full record: Dominase.