Ghanaian Man Nana Yaw Opuni Says Every English Word Was Derived From Twi; 'Proves' With Serious Examples

Ghanaian Man Nana Yaw Opuni Says Every English Word Was Derived From Twi; 'Proves' With Serious Examples

  • A gentleman who regards himself as a historian has given controversial meanings to common terminologies that are turning heads online
  • According to the man named Nana Yaw Opuni, every word in English originates from the Ghanaian language, Twi
  • He explained using specific examples, how the words gradually evolved into English Language as it is known today

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Nana Yaw Opuni, a young man in Ghana is known for a lot of controversial teachings that seek to explain the true origin of life, human existence, and the evolution of different cultures.

In a recent interview with Maame Grace the President of Global Eagle Revival Outreach Ministries, Nana Yaw made serious claims that are turning social media upside down.

Giving specific examples, Nana indicated that words such as 'Britain', 'Customer', 'King James Version', and many other common phrases and terms all originate from the Ghanaian local language, Twi.

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Nana Yaw Opuni claims every English word comes from Twi
Photo of Nana Yaw Opuni and Maame Grace Photo credit: @maamegrace via YouTube
Source: UGC

Although Nana Yaw's assertions do not appear to be founded on any official documents, they have pulled the interest of several thousands of Ghanaians who find them extremely captivating.

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What Ghanaians are saying

Below were some of the interesting thoughts sighted and gathered by from the comment section of a snippet of Nana's video that is topping charts online.

Edem Fui Avevor mentioned:

The biggest lies. Sometimes broadcasters should do Proper research than allow some folks use the platform and space to miseducate the public.

Becky Opuni Asiama indicated:

This guy is not serious at all. A country which brought you civilization nu, you are saying you named them

LO TheGud BadGuy said:

E be true...what the man dey talk be true. You guys dont know what he knows. It is true he is lying

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Ghanaian historian argues "Jamaica" is an Akan term that emerged during slave trade

In a separate story, a Ghanaian historian who appears to be at the Ancestral River Park at Assin Manso in the Central Region of Ghana has argued that "Jamaica" is an Akan term.

In a snippet of GBCNews sighted by, the gentleman explains that the term "Jamaica" may sound like a word from the land of Jamaica itself but in reality, it was a group of Akan slaves that named the place with the term.

The historian explained that the word Jamaica actually comes from "perhaps, I've remained here" in Akan, which is said in a similar word pronunciation as "Jamaica".


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