Ntoro

The Ntoro is the genetic aspect of the father which the Akan people believe is passed on to this children. The Akan believe that the Ntoro does not die with the father instead it goes down to the man’s children or if the children are not alive to his nephews and nieces. The fathers Ntoro represents the being of the child until the child comes of...
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ntoro

(from the article `Asante`) ...believe that every individual is made up of two elements—blood from the mother and spirit from the father—paternal descent is also recognized and ... ...of corporate responsibility among lineage members. Matrilineal descent also governs inheritance, succession, and land tenure. Paternal descent i...
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