"ferocity worthy of Abyssinia or Ashantee"
Ashanti warrior 1873
Public DomainAshanti warrior 1873 - Credit: Saint-Elme Gautier

Abyssinia is the former name for modern day Ethiopia.

 

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The Ashanti (or Asante) Empire (1701–1896) in West Africa stretched from modern day central Ghana to Benin and Côte d'Ivoire. The Ashanti were the major ethnic group of what was a powerful and highly disciplined military power, benefiting from an early adoption of European Firearms.

 

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