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Bawku

District Capital
Heterographs Bawku (1962, GD, 2012)
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GPN
id

1962
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District & Map (GSS)   
  715
  G14 IM     WM Bawku Municipal District
Lon / °Lat / ° Elev / m
Place Type
-0.241 11.061 248 Community

Location


MeaningOrigin
Indig. Lang.Source Lang.
Kusaal Mole-Dagbani
bokko = valley: The Valley
SDB (private communication): "Bawku derives from Bokko which means 'the valley' in Kusaal, Mampruli and More. The name was given to the town by the Mamprusis who came from the Gambaga scarp. Bawku was a valley, looking at it from the mountains."
RSR vocabulary lists "bokko - hole".
D.Eddyshaw @ URL: p.658,"Place Names .. English versions are based on Mampruli rather than Kusaal ..Bok(o) {Kus} Bawku {Mam} 'pit, geographical depression'"

  Sources
Document Rattray, RS, "An Elementary Mole Grammar", Oxford, 1918
URL https://www.academia.edu/30678520/A_Grammar_of_Agolle_Kusaal

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Last Record Date: 12 July 2017