The Significance of Names in Ghanaian Drama

@article{Abarry1991TheSO,
  title={The Significance of Names in Ghanaian Drama},
  author={Abu Shardow Abarry},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  year={1991},
  volume={22},
  pages={157 - 167}
}
  • A. Abarry
  • Published 1 December 1991
  • History
  • Journal of Black Studies
The significance attached to names and naming in Ghanaian society is remarkable; it is strikingly different from what obtains in Euro-American cultures. Names of peoples, objects, spirits, and God tend to emanate from the interplay of religious, mythical, social, and historical realities (Abraham, 1962). Individuals are named on the basis of the culture's expectations and identification of the personality so named with particular clan or genealogical groups beliefs, birth order and circumstance… 
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