Ewe people

Ewe people

About Ewe people

The Ewe are a people located in the southeast corner of Ghana, east of the Volta River, in an area now described as the Volta Region, in southern Togo and southwest Benin. They speak the Ewe language and are related to other speakers of Gbe languages, such as, the Fon, Gen, Phla Phera, and the Aja people of Togo and Benin. There are very notable Ewes such as Elikem Tetteh Tamakloe and contemporary artist El Anatsui. According to Ghanaian Professor D.E.K. Amenumey, author of "Ewe Unification Movement: A Political Movement" and "The Ewe in Pre-Colonial Times" the Ewe people originally came from Ketu, a Yoruba area in Benin, but were eventually forced to migrate eastward as a result of Yoruba expansion. However, another source claims that the original Ewe homeland is Oyo in western Nigeria where the Ewe fled after the collapse of the empire. A third source suggests that the Ewe originally migrated from Kotu or Amedzowe east of the Niger.

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