a former native kingdom and British colony in W Africa: now a region of Ghana. 9700 sq. mi. (25,123 sq. km).
Capital: Kumasi.
a native or inhabitant of Ashanti.
the dialect of Akan spoken by the people of Ashanti.
Historical Examples

Indeed, nobody is put to death, except in Ashanti, and nobody is scourged.
Magic and Religion Andrew Lang

The Ashanti rising was the result of long premeditation and preparation.
Through Three Campaigns G. A. Henty

In Dahomey and Ashanti war captives used to be sold “en bloc” to white traders at so much per capita.
The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917 Various

After driving these off the force proceeded, but were soon met by an Ashanti force.
Through Three Campaigns G. A. Henty

Ashanti, a similar kingdom, began its conquests in 1719 and grew with the slave trade.
The Negro W.E.B. Du Bois

Assini is an important centre for the rubber trade of Ashanti.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1 Various

On the 12th Glover and his force of natives entered the Ashanti capital.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7 Various

The bowl was fully described by Bowdich in his account of Ashanti in 1817.
Chats on Military Curios Stanley C. Johnson

The Ashanti warriors defended their forest roads gallantly, and the British loss was heavy in proportion to the numbers engaged.
Sixty Years a Queen Sir Herbert Maxwell

Here, in the heart of the Ashanti forest, it was all so different.
With Wolseley to Kumasi F.S. Brereton

an administrative region of central Ghana: former native kingdom, suppressed by the British in 1900 after four wars. Capital: Kumasi. Pop: 3 187 607 (2000). Area: 24 390 sq km (9417 sq miles)
(pl) -ti, -tis. a native or inhabitant of Ashanti

1705, Asiantines, one of the Akan people of central Ghana; native name.

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