Imagine having a name and not being called by it. Infuriating right? That is what our predecessors
foresaw and worked toward to prevent such. In Ghana, there are so many ethnic groups that together
make the country whole. We have the Ga Adangbes, Akans, Dagombas, and many more but the
spotlight of this article is on the Ewe tribe.
The tribe, second-largest in Ghana next to the Ashantis can be located in southeastern Ghana, southern
Benin, and the southern half of Togo and speaks the Gbe language but with differences notable in the
dialect of each group. The divisions are the Anglo( Anlo), Bey( Be), and Gen on the coast. Followed by
Peki, Ho, Kpando, Tori, and Ave in the interior. Below are some of the tribes with brief information on
They migrated from central Togo in the mid-17th century and are presently in southeastern Ghana.
Anlo, which means folding in oneself was given to them by their leader and founder Amega Wenya. They
celebrate Hogbetsotso in November at Anloga, their traditional and ritual capital.
The people of Peki can be located in the south Dayi district in the Volta Region of Ghana. They were led
by Kwadwo Dei during the Krepi war who later on became their chief. They comprise eight towns each
with a sub-chief Tsame, Avitile, Afeviwofe, Blengo, Dzake, Wudome, Dzobati, and Adzokoe. They
celebrate the Gbidukor festival in November and their capital is Peki Adzokoe.
The people of Kpando also called the Akpini people are believed to have been part of the third wave of
migration from Notsie and they are presently located at the northeastern arm's length of the volta Lakes
and the Togo border. They also celebrate the Gbidukor festival.
The above-mentioned are just something to make you know titbits about this tribe as you await more
on them in subsequent write-ups.