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Meaning and philosophical significance of Nyame Nti

By God’s grace. More literally, “Because of God.” A symbol of faith and trust in God. The proverb associated with this symbol is, “Nyame nti, menwe wura,” to wit, “Because of God (by God’s grace), I won’t feed on leaves (like an animal).”


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

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