Wasa people

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Ennimir, a King of the Wasa (by Gramberg, Litho. 1861)

The Wasa are Akan people who live predominantly in Ghana.[1][2]


Wasa territory covers 9,638 km2 (3,721 sq mi), almost the same as Central Region (9,826 km2 (3,794 sq mi)); Western Region as a whole now covers 14,293 km2 (5,519 sq mi).[3]

The prominent towns in Wasa are: Samreaboi, Asankrangwa, Manso-Amenfi, Wasa Akropong, Bawdie, Bogoso, Prestea, Tarkwa, Daboase, Nsuta and Mpohor.[4]

Wasa is the largest tribe in Western Region in terms of land and population.[1]


  1. ^ a b Ghana Administrative Division: Regions and Districts (2021).
  2. ^ Olson, James Stuart (1996). The peoples of Africa: an ethnohistorical dictionary. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press. pp. 589–590. ISBN 978-0-313-27918-8.
  3. ^ TMLT (2021) Detailed Information about the 16 Regions of Ghana and their Capitals. Filed in Articles, Geography and Environmental Studies Project Topics by TMLT Editorials on April 7, 2021.
  4. ^ Lists of Districts in Ghana (2022).