History of Adansi


Adansi is the name of a distinct Twi-speaking tribe in the West African country of Ghana, to the south of the Asante tribe. The Adansi tribe is the smaller of the two tribes inhabiting the Ashanti Region.

The capital of the Adansi tribe is at Fomena. An Adansihene (king of Adansi) is still designated. The Adansi tribe has seven paramountcies namely the capital, Fomena, New Edubiase, Ayaase, Akrokyere (Akrokerri),Akrofuom, Bodwesango and Dompoase. The Adansi tribe is devolved into three local government divisions - Adansi South which has a population of 129,325 and an area of 1,380 square kilometres has the capital at New Edubiase; Adansi North has a population of 235,680, and an area 828 square kilometres and has its capital at Fomena; and Obuasi Municipal which has a population of 175,043 and is the eight biggest urban settlement in Ghana. Adansi South was once the largest cocoa growing area in the whole of Ghana.


Obuasi is a town in southern Ghana and is the capital of Obuasi Municipal, a district, lying south of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It is the eight most populous settlement in Ghana, in terms of population, with a population of 175,043 people.[1] It is the largest city of the Adansi people, a Twi -speaking Akan tribe that has been enslaved by the powerful Asante tribe to the north for many centuries due to the Obausi goldmine and goldfields.

Situated on the railway line from Kumasi to Sekondi, it is known for its Obuasi Gold Mine, now one of the ten largest in the world, gold having been mined on the site since at least the seventeenth century.


The Adansi tribe stretches from the Pra River to the south to the Asante paramountcy of Bekwai to the north.It is also bound to the south-west by the Twi-speaking Denkyera tribe. According to imminent Ghanaian historian F.K.Buah, the Adansiland is considered the origin of some Akan people. In the 17th century the Adansi were a powerful people who were known for their ability to build beautiful structures.The office of the Akan office of Okyeame (linguist) is said to have originated in Adansi.