Odomase's Neighbours: Awua-Domase


In the early days Nkwanta bordered on Banda in the north-west, and Bono in the north and north-east, and the people of Bono-Mansu and Takyiman would meet in the frontier town of Akyenhatae for the purposes of trade. When the later Wankyi people settled at Bonsuaa (during the reign of the third Nkwantahene) the Wankyi and Nkwanta people met at Kyraa [Chiraa], which developed from a camp of the Nkwantahene’s hunters into a market town. In the west and south Nkwanta bordered on Sehwi, till this state was destroyed by Asante in 1743; in the east on the small state of Offinso, founded by people from Kumasi [The Offinsu State was founded by Wiafe, who after his death was succeeded by Dwamena Tia Akenten, a prince of the Nkwanta royal house (Nkwanta tradition)], and on the Kumasi region itself. After 1700 the region to the east became, of course, Asante.


Rudimentary colonial era map showing the relative locations of Odomase and her neighbours. Reproduced from "Akan Traditions of Origin".