- The Osu Wor-Lumor has explained the reason behind every Ga male or female bearing the name Nii or Naa respectively
- According to the renowned Ga priest and historian, the nomenclature is in line with the Levitical culture, which the Ga people belong to
- He further explains that the names are given in reverence to their fore-parents who first bore the names
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Chief Priest of Osu Nadu/ Klottey, Wor-Lumor Nuumo Noi Sekanku Kpenuku II has explained why every Ga person is given the name Nii or Naa depending on their gender.
The Osu Wor-Lumor made the profound revelation in an interview and news report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ghanaweb.
According to the renowned Ga historian and priest, the Ga people are Levitical people and part of that culture is to name children in reverence to their fore-parents who first bore the names they are given today.
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The Wor-Lumor further explained that their great grandparents who fought to establish the Osu lineage had such names which have been passed on for several generations.
These names, he explained, must be revered in honour of the first persons who bore them, reason every such name is prefixed with a Nii or a Naa, depending on the gender of the person.
Essentially, giving a child the name Nii or Naa is an ‘appellation’ used for every child born, in reverence to their fore-parents who first bore the names they are given today.
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Previously, YEN.com.gh reported that the same Chief Priest, Wor-Lumor Nuumo Noi Sekanku Kpenuku II who is of the Osu Nadu/Klottey Clan revealed that Ga people had something to do with the Ark of Covenant.
In an interview with Ghanaweb sighted by YEN.com.gh, the renowned chief priest who is also a historian, mentions that the Ga people actually originated from Israel and were part of the Tribe of Dan, which is biblical.
The people of Dan were allocated in a coastal portion of the settlement after the people of Israel entered the Promised Land after which the tribe later moved northwards.
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