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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

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Nyansapo Wisdom Knot Represents Intelligence

Wisdom Knot Adinkra Symbol

Nyansapo the wisdom knot Adinkra symbol represents intelligence and wisdom. Adinkra symbols are symbolic pictures. Many corporations use the Adinkra symbols as their company logo.

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Nyansapo Wisdom Knot Represents Intelligence

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Nyansapo Adinkra Symbol

Nyansapo the wisdom knot Adinkra symbolAdinkra symbols are commonplace today but were the exclusive right of

royalty and spiritual leaders, and only used for important ceremonies. Adinkra also means goodbye or farewell in Twi the language of the Akan.  Wearing Adinkra symbols were the tradition of the Akan especially the Asante to wear clothes decorated with Adinkra symbols on important occasions especially at funerals.

Adinkra symbols are symbolic pictures

Nyansapo the wisdom knot Adinkra symbol represents intelligence and wisdom whose secret meaning is a knot in which the Asante chief shows his superior knowledge and intelligence by tying and untying the complicated Nyansapo knot. Adinkra cloths, as well as Kente cloth, are iconic symbols of African heritage.
Nyansapo the wisdom knot Adinkra symbol represents intelligence and wisdom.
Nyansapo the wisdom knot Adinkra symbol represents intelligence and wisdom.

How do you pronounce Nyansapo? 

The literal pronunciation is knee-in-say-bow. In the Twi language, there are about 7 million Twi speakers, mainly in Ghana. Major dialects of Twi include Akuapim Twi, Fante Twi, and Ashanti Twi. Akuapim Twi was the first dialect to be used for Bible translation.


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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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