- pl. -·ti a member of a W African people living mainly in Ashanti, in Ghana
- the variety of Akan spoken by this people
region in central Ghana: orig. a native kingdom, it was a protectorate in the Gold Coast from 1901 to 1957: 9,417 sq mi (24,390 sq km); cap. Kumasi
nounpl. Ashanti or A·shan·tis also Asante or A·san·tes
- A member of an Akan people of Ghana, formerly united in the Ashanti kingdom.
- The Twi language of the Ashanti.
A region and former kingdom of western Africa in present-day central Ghana. The powerful Ashanti confederation of states, formed in the late 17th century, was defeated by the British in 1896 and annexed to the British Gold Coast colony in 1901.