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Fashion Yaa
1st February 2011, 09:03 PM
Dagomba

A new born is named Sana for a girl

A new born is named Saando for a boy
Sana/Saando means stranger


Now the process of associating the baby with a personality or a particular ancestor can mean one of the following names is bestowed.

Female child
Balemimi(leave it for me), Balima(begging), Nakpambo, Sindoliwa and also Arab-associated names Adisa, Ramata, Salimata or Chentiwuni(leave it to God).


For the male child
Andani, Banzu, Napare, Naporo, Shagba, Yiri and also Arab associated names Gariba, Ziblim or Salisu

Now the Day names is complicated so i decided to import the page of the source.
http://docs.google.com/viewer?pid=bl&srcid=ADGEEShq6HV0c8-p7uFALcGAGAWPxklcmfsdCSEaLF-NFVjX-Wbv8QgEZf_Kz2k7UtrvWMMswEJ6T1WOdis5TuXKBg8onqQHG5w-9dkDJRPDFKviW5Z4BacBUKZCQnVsvn49gbzB6gLs&q=cache%3AgNKGLYxEO-AJ%3Aarchive.lib.msu.edu%2FDMC%2FAfrican%2520Journ als%2Fpdfs%2FInstitue%2520of%2520African%2520Studi es%2520Research%2520Review%2F2000v16n2%2Fasrv01600 2006.pdf%20Ghana%20Day%20Names%2C%20dagomba&docid=720e57d5024d3c8c16ffc814577e268b&a=bi&pagenumber=5&w=800

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
1st February 2011, 11:49 PM
Thanks for sharing. I'm waiting for to the day my African America pals will abandon those ridiculous names they claim are african names for names such as these. - the Quashias,Shenenes,Laquishas,Debrickashawns,Dequans etc

Fashion Yaa
7th February 2011, 11:41 PM
if i counted the amount of times americans ask me the meaning of their names i'd have a small fortune lolz...just watch any american atheletic game and you'll see those exotic names
Thank for sharing. I'm waiting for to the day my African America pals will abandon those ridiculous names they claim are african names for names such as these. - the Quashias,Shenenes,Laquishas,Debrickashawns,Dequans etc