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Adinkra Symbols

Code Language

Code Language



Adinkra symbols are pictures that relate to the history, beliefs and philosophy of the Asante people. Adinkra symbols are well-known visual symbols that have a hidden meaning, deciphering Adinkra symbols is the same as reading a sentence as long as you know what is the symbols true meaning.

Dwennimmen ram's horns African Adinkra symbol of humility with strength
Dwennimmen ram's horns African Adinkra symbol of humility with strength

West African Adinkra symbols represent ideas, proverbs, expressions, attitudes and behavior depicted in simple drawn figure, think of it as a way of writing in code. African Code Language, African Adinkra symbols are visual symbols that represent the joining of spoken and pictorial language.



African Adinkra symbol Odenkyem is the crocodile symbolizing prudence and practicality

African Adinkra symbol Odenkyem is the crocodile symbolizing prudence and practicality.



African Adinkra symbol Nyame Nnwu Na Me Wu is a symbol meaning God never dies; so I shall not die indicating there is an afterlife.

Nyame Nnwu Na Me Wu African Adinkra symbol is a symbol meaning God never dies; so I shall not die indicating there is an afterlife.



African Adinkra symbol Fawohudie is important to Akan society symbolizing independence and freedom.

Fawohudie African Adinkra symbol is an important to Akan society symbolizing independence and freedom.




African Adinkra symbol Bese Saka is a container of cola nuts symbolizing abundance and affluence of agriculture and trade bring a community together.


Nyansapo is a African Adinkra symbol wisdom knot symbolizing wisdom, patience and learning.

Nyansapo is a African Adinkra symbol wisdom knot symbolizing wisdom, patience and learning.


Adinkra Symbols are signs that indicates, signifies, or is understood as representing an idea, object, or relationship.

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