Ewe Union Hamburg at Homowo and co. 2019 in Hamburg

The Ewe Union Hamburg showed support to sister communities (Gadangme community Hamburg, Osu Kpee Hamburg, and Kapsong Culture Association) as they celebrate their cultural festivities in Hamburg.

It was an evening full of colours as hosts displayed the beauty of the various traditional feasts such as Homos, Asafotufia and Ŋmayem festival at the Kulturhof Dulsberg, alter Teichweg 200, 22049 Hamburg.

The Ewe Union Hamburg is known to showcasing the rich Ewe culture at various events in Germany, whenever they are called upon. Many testify to their passionate performances and their great presence at the various appearances.


Background (Source: https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/tribes/adangbe.php)

The Ga-Adangbe people inhabit the Accra Plains. The Adangbe are found to the east, the Ga groups, to the west of the Accra coastlands. Although both languages are derived from a common proto-Ga-Adangbe ancestral language, modern Ga and Adangbe are mutually unintelligible. The modern Adangbe include the people of Shai, La, Ningo, Kpone, Osudoku, Krobo, Gbugble, and Ada, who speak different dialects.

The Ga also include the Ga-Mashie groups occupying neighborhoods in the central part of Accra, and other Gaspeakers who migrated from Akwamu, Anecho in Togo, Akwapim, and surrounding areas. Debates persist about the origins of the Ga-Adangbe people. One school of thought suggests that the proto-Ga-Adangbe people came from somewhere east of the Accra plains, while another suggests a distant locale beyond the West African coast. In spite of such historical and linguistic theories, it is agreed that the people were settled in the plains by the thirteenth century.

Both the Ga and the Adangbe were influenced by their neighbors. For example, both borrowed some of their vocabulary, especially words relating to economic activities and statecraft, from the Guan.

The Ewe are also believed to have influenced the Adangbe. Despite the archaeological evidence that proto-Ga-Adangbe- speakers relied on millet and yam cultivation, the modern Ga reside in what used to be fishing communities. Today, such former Ga communities as Labadi and Old Accra are neighborhoods of the national capital of Accra.

This explains why, in 1960, when the national enumeration figures showed the ethnic composition of the country’s population, more than 75 percent of the Ga were described as living in urban centres. The presence of major industrial, commercial, and governmental institutions.

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