Kposo people

The Kposo or Akposso people (Kposo: Akpɔsɔ) are an ethnic group living in the Plateau Region of southern Togo, west of Atakpamé, and across the border in Ghana. Their ethnic language is Kposo or Ikposo.[citation needed]

Kposo
Akposo
Total population
162,000[1]
Regions with significant populations
Plateau Region (Togo), Ghana
Languages
Kposo
Religion
Predominately Catholicism

EconomyEdit

Akposso farmers grow cocoa and coffee as cash crops. Traditional crops include yams, maize "(ɖzukklɔ)"and fonio.

CultureEdit

The traditional Akposso calendar has five days in each week. These are Imle, Ekpe, Ewle, Eyla, and Eva.

Fonio (Kposo: ɔva) is culturally important. An annual festival called "Ovazu" (Kposo: Ɔvazu) is held around harvest time, and in Togo it is held together with the Akebus.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ikposo". Ethnologue. Retrieved 12 March 2019.

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