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Ewe

Ewe (ā´vā,–wā), African people, numbering over 3 million, who live in SE Ghana, S Togo, and S Benin. When German Togoland was partitioned after World War I, the Ewe in that colony were divided between France and Britain. The question of reunion was constantly before the United Nations after World War II, but no satisfactory terms of reunification could be found. Part of the Ewe passed (1957) with British Togoland to Ghana by referendum. The Ewe are the largest political group in Togo.

See A. Ellis, The Ewe-speaking Peoples of the Slave Coast of West Africa (1966).

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ewe OE. ēowu, corr. to OS. ewwi (MDu. oie, Du. ooi), OHG. ou(wi) (G. aue), ON. ær :- Gmc. *awi- (repr. in Goth. by awistr sheepfold, aweþi flock) :- IE. *owi-, repr. also by L. ovis, Gr. ó(F)is, OIr. ´i, OSl. ovĩca, Lith. avis, Skr. ávi- sheep.

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ewe / yoō/ • n. a female sheep.

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