Pronunciation: (u-shan'tē, u-shän'-), [key]
—pl. -tis, (esp. collectively) -ti for 2.
1. a former native kingdom and British colony in W Africa: now a region of Ghana. 1,505,049; 9700 sq. mi. (25,123 sq. km). Cap.: Kumasi.
2. a native or inhabitant of Ashanti.
3. the dialect of Akan spoken by the people of Ashanti. Also,Asante.
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