Common Ghanaian Expressions - I


In spite of its growing population, the Ghanaian culture is woven into a network of small communities and neighborhoods where everyone knows each other. The social media is vibrant and well entrenched. It is not uncommon for friends or neighbors to stop by unannounced to check on each other.
Certain daily rituals are culturally “mandated” as a gesture of goodwill and caring for each other. You feel like you are never alone – that help is around the corner when you need it. Within hours of arrival, you quickly hear and learn some common phrases:

“Akwaaba” – A welcome greeting.
“Maakye” – A good morning greeting.
“Yesu Adom” – Means the Grace of God.

Ghana is considered one of the most religious countries in the world and it certainly shows. Ask anyone “How Are You”, and the most common response is “Yesu Adom”. Their hospitality will make you want to come back again and again.

April 15, 2014 by Customer Service
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