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The meaning and philosophical significance of Ese ne Tekrema

Ese ne Tekrema means “teeth and tongue.” It is a symbol of improvement, advancement, growth, the need for friendliness and interdependence.


  1. The meaning of the symbol was taken from The Adinkra Dictionary by W. Bruce Willis.
  2. The image of the symbol was taken from the Adinkra Icons Project.

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