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How to pronounce Hwehwemudua

The meaning and philosophical significance of Hwehwemudua

Hwehwemudua means “rod of investigation,” that is, a measuring rod. It is a symbol of excellence, superior quality, perfection, knowledge, and critical examination.

This symbol is common in Ghanaian homes because the Ghana Standards Authority uses it as its insignia, embossed on products it approves.


  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 Kasahorow Adinkra Library.

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