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The meaning and philosophical significance of Bi Nka Bi

“Bi Nka Bi” literally means “Somebody should not bite somebody.” That is, “Nobody should bite the other.” It is a symbol of justice, fairplay, freedom, peace, forgiveness, unity, harmony, and the avoidance of conflict or strife.


The meaning of the symbol was taken from The Adinkra Dictionary by W. Bruce Willis.

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