Akan concept of family- Abusua (copied from old site)  

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Posted by Zenzele & Sundiata Olugbala on December 29, 2009

“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

"Do not misuse your time while following your heart, for it is offensive to the soul to waste one's time." ~ Ptahhotep
"A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas
"If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

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Reply by Azania Speaks Power! on December 30, 2009 at 6:17pm

Asante sana Queen Zenzele and King Sundiata for sharing and bringing forth this vital information which re-Connects us to our original peoples, principles and most of all language! I Love You!

"Do not misuse your time while following your heart, for it is offensive to the soul to waste one's time." ~ Ptahhotep
"A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas
"If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

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Reply by kweku,indigenous dweller on January 1, 2010 at 3:59am

,medase ase brother sundiata and zenzele, for the afrikantastic explanation of abusua!

"Do not misuse your time while following your heart, for it is offensive to the soul to waste one's time." ~ Ptahhotep
"A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas
"If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

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Reply by Yeye Melanin Goddezz~Kentake on January 1, 2010 at 3:56pm

Meda ase pa ara nua Sundiata ne sisi Zenzele for sharing this enlightening ancestral wisdom with US! we blackppreciate your devotion and commitment to nation-building and ReAfrikanization! Mema wo AsomdwoeE! Abibifahodie seesei!

Yeye Melanin Goddezz.

"Do not misuse your time while following your heart, for it is offensive to the soul to waste one's time." ~ Ptahhotep
"A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas
"If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

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Reply by Empress Divine ~ Aisha on January 5, 2010 at 9:37am

this certainly explains why, as baba John Henrik Clarke said, in traditional (pre contact with others) Afrika we didn't have a word in our languages for "jail" because nobody had ever gone to one. Its makes sense now with this explanation of "abusua".

"Do not misuse your time while following your heart, for it is offensive to the soul to waste one's time." ~ Ptahhotep
"A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas
"If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

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Reply by Khepra the Evolutionary on January 9, 2010 at 9:25am

Meda Ase for this information.
The esoteric power of speech needs to be reaffirmed in all WE do.

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Evolution through Fusion is the only solution to create a P.A.S.S. (Prepared Autonomous Sustainable Solution) for the 21st century and beyond.

"Do not misuse your time while following your heart, for it is offensive to the soul to waste one's time." ~ Ptahhotep
"A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas
"If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

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