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a Kwa language spoken in Ghana and the Ivory Coast

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At some point, most likely in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and for reasons that included wars with their neighbours and with Akan states such as Akwamu and Asante, the Ewe polities experienced political change by borrowing some aspects of the chieftaincy institution and chiefly titles from the Akan, as Gavua suggests (2000: 11-12).
Meyerowitz, Early History of the Akan States of Ghana (London, 1974), 74-5.
This group had settled relatively recently (eighteenth to nineteenth century) in what would become the territory of Cote d'Ivoire, migrating from the Asante and other Akan states of neighbouring Gold Coast.