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Nkyinkyin - Adinkra Symbol Design

Nkyinkyin represents the ability to resist and adapt to the changes of life.
The literal translation* of the word Nkyinkyin in Akan is "twistings", but the symbolic meaning of Nkyinkyin can not be limited to a single word. Adinkra symbols are West African designs that have represented elements of Ghanaian values and culture for hundreds of years.

*Literal translation from the book: "The Adinkra Dictionary - A Visual Primer on the Language of Adinkra" and my parents. Akan (or Twi) is a language spoken in both Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

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Nkyinkyin
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Maxine Moore (c) 2016
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The Adinkra Series
Nkyinkyin represents the ability to resist and adapt to the changes of life.<br />
 The literal translation* of the word Nkyinkyin in Akan is "twistings", but the symbolic meaning of Nkyinkyin can not be limited to a single word. Adinkra symbols are West African designs that have represented elements of Ghanaian values and culture for hundreds of years. <br />
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*Literal translation from the book: "The Adinkra Dictionary - A Visual Primer on the Language of Adinkra" and my parents. Akan (or Twi) is a language spoken in both Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.