The Ashanti, also known as Asante, are an ethic group of the Akan tribes. They live in central and southern Ghana in western Africa. Ghana in now what used to be the Gold Coast. The Ashanti region is about three hundred kilometers away from the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean coast.
The Ashanti village is the social as well as economic heart of society. The Chief, together with the elders, maintain peace, harmony and traditional customs within the village. All who live in the village are expected to participate in ceremonies, the most popular being funeral celebrations.
The official language is English, although few villagers speak it. They mostly speak Twi, which is one of the Akan dialects.
The weather in Ghana is hot and humid. The territory consists of dense, fertile forests and is mountainous to some extent.