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Ada Foah

District Capital
Heterographs Ada Foah (2012) Allonyms Ada (1962, 1967, US)



GPN id
Map Sq. Map Link District 
  101
  I3 IM Ada East District
Lon / °Lat / ° Elev / m
Location
  0.633   5.783   7



MeaningOrigin
Indig. Lang.Source Lang.
Dangme
Ada = people name
1. foah = fort: Ada Fort
2. foa = on a river, riverside: Riverside Ada
See Ada People.
1. Several websites have copied the following statement (URL) "Only few people know where Ada Foah has got its name from. The reason is the fort near the Presbyterian church that gave the town its name to distinguish the two Adas: Ada Fort, village of the fort. Fort Kongenstein was built by the Danish traders in 1783 to defend their trading post against the attacking neighboring tribes."
2. AK: "Foa (Gold Coast), on a river, riverside, e.g. Ada-Foa, ' riverside Ada,'". Corroboration needed for this meaning and language.



  Sources
Document Knox, A, "Glossary of Geographical and Topographical Terms", Stanford-London, 1904
URL http://adatourism.wordpress.com/things-to-see/sights/fort-2/
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