[ uh-shan-tee, uh-shahn- ]
/ əˈʃæn ti, əˈʃɑn- /
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noun, plural A·shan·tis, (especially collectively) A·shan·ti for 2.

a former native kingdom and British colony in western Africa: now a region of Ghana. 9,700 sq. mi. (25,123 sq. km). Capital: Kumasi.
a native or inhabitant of Ashanti.
the dialect of Akan spoken by the people of Ashanti.



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British Dictionary definitions for Ashanti

/ (əˈʃæntɪ) /


an administrative region of central Ghana: former native kingdom, suppressed by the British in 1900 after four wars. Capital: Kumasi. Pop: 3 187 607 (2000). Area: 24 390 sq km (9417 sq miles)
plural -ti or -tis a native or inhabitant of Ashanti
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