A colour is as strong as the impression it creates. It has the potential to describe a mood, occasion, occurrence or give an identity
Colours however, mean entirely different things in varied cultures. Red shows good luck, celebration and summoning in China whereas it depicts purity in India and sorrow and war in Ghana.
Black can be a sleek fashion trend in the US but wearing an all black attire in Ghana will send funeral sympathizers to your door step. Well, in the traditional Ghanaian society the five most common color representations you should know are listed below with their Asante Twi pronunciations.
White (Fitaa) – Purity, victory and virtue
Red (Kɔkɔɔ) – Calamity, war and sorrow
Gold (Sika Kɔkɔɔ) – Royalty and wealth
Green (Ahahamono) – Fertility
Black (Tuntum) – Death
That brings us to the end of today’s article. You can download the trial version of Nkyea Twi Primer application to learn more about colors and their Twi names.
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