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Asokore Mampong


Heterographs Asokore Mampong (2012) Allonyms



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  D5 IM Asokore Mampong Municipal District
Longitude / °Latitude / °Location
  -1.565   6.715 About 7km ENE of Kumasi city centre.



MeaningOrigin
Indig. Lang.Source Lang.
Akan Akan
Asokore = family name; oman = town; pɔn = great: Great Town of Asokore
Though administratively distinct from Kumasi, the place is demographically a suburb of the city. However, it does not appear on the 1962 map, and on the Russian army map B30-11 it is a small settlement, so the name seems anomalous. Asokore is one of the 7 original Akan families (abusuaban-ason) viz. (acc. Reindorf, p.112, fn.): Asekyiri, Asona, Agona, Oyoko, Aduana, Asokore and Abrade (Asenee).



  Sources
Document Reindorf, CC, "History of the Gold Coast & Asante", Basel, 1895
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