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  • Donald George Morrison
  • Robert Cameron Mitchell
  • John Naber Paden


Our ethnic classification is essentially that which has been used in the Ghanaian census. The first- and second-level groupings are based largely on lingusitic affinity. This basis of classification, however, seems to reflect general cultural patterns as well. The Ewé and Ga-Adangbe are identity groups. The schema includes about 82 percent of the Ghanaian population. Significant groups not included are the Guan (3.7 percent), the Gurma (3.5 percent), and the Grusi (3.5 percent). There are also an assortment of Central Togo groups, as well as Tern (Kotokoli), Songhai, Mandé, Hausa, Fulani, and Kru. In 1967 there were about a quarter million (3 percent) foreign Africans, largely of Nigerian origin. Many of these people were expelled from the country in late 1969, although it is thought that some have returned.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald George Morrison
    • 1
  • Robert Cameron Mitchell
    • 2
  • John Naber Paden
    • 3
  1. 1.Harvard University Office of Information TechnologyUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern UniversityUSA
  3. 3.George Mason UniversityUSA

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