Mount Afadja as seen from the village of Liati Wote
|Elevation||885 m (2,904 ft) |
Mount Afadja is one of the highest mountain in Ghana, at an elevation of 885 metres (2,904 ft). The mountain is located in the Agumatsa Range near the villages of Liati Wote and Gbledi, in the Volta Region of Ghana at the border with Togo. 'Afadja' is the name of the mountain whereas 'to' in the Ewe dialect means mountain therefore it is called 'Afadjato' by the indigenes. The correct name would be 'Mount Afadja' as 'Mount Afadjato' will be a repetition of the 'Mountain.'
The nearby peak of Aduadu, which is higher than Afadjato at over 900m, is about a kilometre to the east.
The name of the mountain was derived from the Ewe word Avadzeto, meaning "at war with the bush." The name derives from the presence on the mountainside of a plant causing severe skin irritation.
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