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Eʋe Nation

The Aŋlɔ/Keta Conflict

During the migration journey the Eʋes split into various communities.

The Aŋlɔ community was possibly the most well-known. Aŋlɔga, located in Keta District, became the traditional and spiritual capital.

In 1784 the Aŋlɔs were defeated by the Danes who established a fort. The neutrality of the Ketas revived hidden hostilities and conflict broke out. As a result, the Ketas separated themselves from The Aŋlɔ and relocated to Agbosome.

It is here, that the story of the Adamah Family of Kings begins...

 There are many stories around the ancient location of Eʋedukɔ́ or Eʋe Nation and the various other places that they have lived and settled.

Prior to colonialism, Eʋeawo were spread between modern day Togo, Benin and Ghana.

We begin in a place called Notsie in the 15th century.

After living under the reign of the tyrant king Togbui Agorkoli, the Eʋe-Dogbo escaped from the walled city that they had been trapped in and began their migration towards Ghana, stopping in various places along east and southeast Ghana, including the Kingdom of Aŋlɔ.

Discussion on how Kings (chiefs) are chosen and how lineage is passed within the Eʋe people.

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Discussion on Eʋe culture and colonial life in Ghana

Discussion of Togbui Adamah which touches on the cultural and spiritual practises of the Eʋe people. Also notes interactions with the colonial regime and the organising taking place between different peoples in Ghana to resist colonial rule.