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Akwaaba...

ghana01Akwaaba means 'welcome', which, as in other African cultures, has deeper reaching implications than just hello.

Another word reveals the singular qualities of the Ga people - Homowo - that says a good deal about their easy-going nature, and defiance in face of their harsh environment and unforgiving climate.

'Homowo' means 'making fun of hunger', and every year Homowo is celebrated as a festival.

'Kedzi Baah enyo miiple loo he le Baah ni tasee le dzi moni nine sheo niyenii le no'

(When two crocodiles fight over a piece of meat, it is the third crocodile that waits and watches, who gets to eat his dinner.)