Akan concept of family- Abusua  

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“The word Abusua when etymologized has two morphemes, abu literally meaning broken and sua meaning to learn. Abusua in a sense therefore means part of the society which is broken or a segment of the society which can be uniquely identified. The lexeme Sua to learn, denotes the learning process within such an institution. This means that individuals within the Abusua learn to identify themselves with the group. The Abusua expects individuals to play important roles in perpetuating and enhancing the clan. Members have social and financial obligations to each other and to the clan…”- Owusu Brempong excerpt from Twi Etymology: A Study In Ethno-Linguistics

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Posted : 12/29/2009 10:59 pm
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Thank you for this very interesting explanation of the word abusua. Please let me know where I can find a copy of the reference - Twi Etymology: A Study In Ethno-Linguistics

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Nana Kofi;38778 wrote: Thank you for this very interesting explanation of the word abusua. Please let me know where I can find a copy of the reference - Twi Etymology: A Study In Ethno-Linguistics

http://www.abibitumikasa.com/forums/akan-twi-language-resources/37953-twi-etymology.html?highlight=etymology

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