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Meaning and philosophical significance of Nyansapo

Wisdom knot. A symbol of wisdom, ingenuity, intelligence, and patience. The proverb associated with this Adinkra is “Nyansapo wosane no badwenma,” to wit, “A wisdom knot is untied (only) by the wise.” The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) uses Nyansapo in their logo and uses the associated proverb as their motto.


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

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