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The meaning and philosophical significance of Dono Ntoaso

Dono Ntoaso means “extension of dono” or “the double dono”–two tension talking drums joined together. It is a symbol of united action, alertness, goodwill, praise, rejoicing, and adroitness.


  1. The meaning of the symbol was taken from The Adinkra Dictionary by W. Bruce Willis.
  2. The image of the symbol was adapted from Leslie’s Adinkra Project

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