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What were the social organization of the Asante during the 19th century?

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Social organization of Asante during the 19th include;

  • They were organized into two clans who spoke their own dialect of Akan
  • Believe in one supreme creator, Nyame.
  • Ancestors were taken as intermediaries between the divine and living
  • Religion and politics were inseparable
  • Golden stool was most important symbol of religious reverence in Kumasi and Asantehene
  • Asantehene, Omanhene and chiefs were all religious s leaders who conducted religious ceremonies within their respective area.
  • Each clan had its own stool (black stools) believed to have come from Nyame.
  • Creative arts was taken as an important part of their civilization as dancing, singing.
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