Kposo people

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Kposo
Akposo
Total population
162,000[1]
Regions with significant populations
Plateau Region (Togo), Ghana
Languages
Kposo
Religion
Predominately Catholicism

The Kposo or Akposso people (Kposo: Akpɔsɔ) are an ethnic group living in the Plateau Region of southern Togo, west of Atakpamé, and across the border in Ghana. Their ethnic language is Kposo or Ikposo.

Economy[edit]

Akposso farmers grow cocoa and coffee as cash crops. Traditional crops include yams and fonio.

Culture[edit]

The traditional Akposso calendar has a five-day week.(Imle, Ekpe, Ewle, Eyla, Eva)

Fonio (Kposo: ɔva) is culturally important. An annual festival called "Ovazu" (Kposo: Ɔvazu) is held around harvest time, and in Togo it is held together with the Akebus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ikposo". Ethnologue. Retrieved 12 March 2019.

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