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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
As for the origins of Tano, in ancient times it belonged to Naha county but in the beginning of the Kamakura period (1185-1333) Hokkyo Takada arrived in Mt. Takada, worked on the Nahari River's flood control, and reportedly opened up the Tano county farmland.
From the middle period on capitalism came to the fore, and the Tano group of five, which along with the clan purveyor to the government was also known as the group of seven, developed the resources of the deep mountain forests and acquired wealth and power.
The main government office is located on the western bank of the mouth of the Nahari River, approximately 55 kilometers east of the prefectural capital Kochi city.
www.chugei.or.jp /tano/e_gaiyou.html   (447 words)

 Ghana - Rivers and Lakes
The Oti River and the Daka River, the principal tributaries of the Volta in the eastern part of the country, and the Pru River, the Sene River, and the Afram River, major tributaries to the north of the Kawhu Plateau, also empty into flooded extensions of the lake in their river valleys.
The Pra is the easternmost and the largest of the three principal rivers that drain the area south of the Volta divide.
The Tano, which is the westernmost of the three rivers, rises near Techiman in the center of the country.
countrystudies.us /ghana/30.htm   (818 words)

 Source book for the inland fishery resources of Africa Vol. 2
The main river in the country is the Ogoouè which rises in the highlands of the Congo but flows for 820 km through Gabon to discharge into the Atlantic at Port Gentil.
There are several other rivers draining this wet and forested country, i.e., the Nyanga, the Benito and a series of tributaries of the Ogoouè.
The saline downstream reaches of the river are lined with mangroves and are generally estuarine in character.
www.fao.org /docrep/005/T0360E/T0360E06.htm   (2793 words)

 Ghana - The Low Plains
Shifting cultivation is the usual agricultural practice because of the swampy nature of the very lowlying areas during the rainy seasons and the periodic blocking of the rivers at the coast by sandbars that form lagoons.
The upper section of the Pra River Basin, to the west of the Densu, is relatively flat; the topography of its lower reaches, however, resembles that of the Densu Basin and is a rich cocoa and food-producing region.
The Ankobra River Basin and the middle and lower basins of the Tano River to the west of the lowlands form the largest subdivision of the Akan Lowlands.
countrystudies.us /ghana/25.htm   (852 words)

 Teaching English in Korea - Tano Festival
I followed the parade to the platform where the god was supposed to preside over Tano, and they set him up and started a ceremony that involved priestesses singing and dancing, while the Confucian men did something at the altar.
According to the Tano Festival literature, this was Kim Chin-Dok, "important government-designated intangible cultural asset no. 13 who is an expert in ceremonial formalities." (It's interesting to see the differences between the way our government and the Korean government handle religion.
They have a service, the Taemaji Gut, and at the end of it the tree branch is supposed to shake, to show that the mountain god was pleased with the entertainment that had been provided for him.
www2.ald.net /~roden/korea/tano/tano.htm   (5154 words)

 Geography of Ghana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Akan Lowlands contain the basins of the Densu River, the Pra River, the Ankobra River, and the Tano River, all of which play important roles in the economy of Ghana.
The Densu River Basin, location of the important urban centers of Koforidua and Nsawam in the eastern lowlands, has an undulating topography.
Near the Afram River, much of the surrounding countryside is flooded or swampy during the rainy seasons.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geography_of_Ghana   (3772 words)

 Environmental Degradation's Effect on Infectious Diseases in Ghana
The fact that Birim River’s water volume is thinning is an indication that both the forest’s undergrowth and overgrowth are degraded, most probably from indiscriminate diamond prospecting along its banks.
That the banks of the Birim River are dotted with timber process sawmills could not be sheer coincidence with respect to the dwindling of water in the basin.
One economic impact of the reduction of volume of water in the Tano River is that senior officials of the government of Ghana were in the United States last year looking for funding for a $50 million water project to serve the people who depend on the river.
www.ghanaweb.com /GhanaHomePage/features/artikel.php?ID=22080   (3201 words)

 'Artificial Famine' Hits Newmont Ahafo Project Area
Others explained that in some places, their unaffected farms and lands are encircled by the company's activities and that it is difficult working on such farms and pieces of land.
Likewise, if care is not taken, the people would not only cry for food but weep also for water very soon because Newmont has started constructing dams in their major rivers such as the Subri River, which is the main source of drinking water for the people in the communities within the river's catchment area.
The river has began losing its natural value to its inhabitants and other dependants, including the surrounding communities that depended on it as their source of drinking water.
www.minesandcommunities.org /Action/press645.htm   (805 words)

 Paddler Magazine Online : Old Schoolers Who Still Rock the Boat
While his favorite river is the Chattooga, he likes guiding for the opportunities it gives him to teach guests about flora, fauna and rivers.
The owner of Utah’s Holiday River and Bike Expeditions, Holladay, 66, has rafted the Yampa, Green and Colorado rivers enough times to be more at home with silty sheets than silky ones, and he still finds new appreciation for wilderness every time he heads out on the river.
While the river runs through his bones, he says the high water this year has told him that sometime soon it might be time to call it good.
www.paddlermagazine.com /issues/2003_5/article_228.shtml   (5285 words)

 Runoff and Hydrologic Modeling
Mettel et al, [1994] demonstrated the recomputation of pmf's for the Au Sable River using Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC-1) and updated and detailed land use data from Landsat TM resulted in 90% cost cuts in upgrading dams and spillways in the basin.
This approach was successfully demonstrated for the large (16000 sq km) Tano River Basin in Africa and illustrates the value of remote sensing data when conventional data are not readily available.
In a study of the impact of land use change on the Mosel River Basin, Ott et al, [1991], and Schultz, [1993] have defined Hydrologically Similar Units (HSU) by DEM data, soils maps and satellite derived land use.
www.agu.org /revgeophys/engman00/node7.html   (1445 words)

 Tutelary Deities
It came with the Amoakade matriclan from an area at the head of the Tano River in what is now Brong Ahafo in Western Ghana near the Côte d'Ivoire border.
While rivers appear red because of the iron oxide in the soil, they are still considered the white part of the universe, as seen in waterfalls and springs.
Asuboni (asu = water; boni = bad, naughty) is a little river which begins on Obo land north of the town, and runs northwest, crossing the road between Mpraeso and Nkwatia, and finds its way into the Afram River (Volta Lake).
www.scn.org /rdi/kw-gods.htm   (826 words)

 Ethnologue report for Ghana
A triangular area with Volta Lake on the south, Daka River on the northwest, Yeji south of the lake.
In the southern part of the Northern Region, west central Ghana, around the upper branches of the Volta Lake, and from the Black Volta River to the area on both sides of the White Volta.
East central, mostly on the western bank of the Oti River branch of Lake Volta.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Ghana   (1953 words)

 AQUASTAT - FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The hydropower capacity of the dam is 912 MW.
The Tano River, flowing parallel with the Bia River to the southeast of the latter, also has its headwaters in the Ashanti Uplands and enters the Atlantic Ocean through the Tano lagoon located in Côte d’Ivoire.
Mining is predominant in the southwestern river system and in this area pollution of surface water and groundwater has been observed because of the use of cyanide and other poisonous chemicals.
www.fao.org /ag/agl/aglw/aquastat/countries/ghana/index.stm   (5604 words)

 Gods IV; Ohantrase
When the Obo chief and his court elders call for an afahye (festival) in Ohantrase, then all the gods and their akomfo are expected to come, as well as sub chiefs and elders in the Obo confederation.
When the Amokade matrilineage came to Obo from what is now Brong Ahafo, near the headwaters of the Tano River, they brought with them the Tano god.
It is now considered the stool god of Obo, in that it is associated with the ancestral stools of the Amokade lineage which owns the office of the Obo Chief.
www.scn.org /rdi/kw-gods4.htm   (714 words)

 Ghana Journalists condemn Newmont gold mining campaign aimed at children
Abdul-Rahman says the journalists object in part because they say Newmont Ghana has dumped human waste into a river within the company's Ahafo Project operational area that is a source of drinking water for local communities.
The video showed the flow of fecal matter and sludge from the company's facility into a gutter, into a pond, and then into the Asuopre River in Kenyase, a tributary of the Tano River.
He said there was no spillage of fecal matter into the river, since there was an efficient system for disposal of waste matter at its Kenyase mine construction site.
www.minesandcommunities.org /Action/press896.htm   (927 words)

 General News of Thursday, 26 June 1997
The only bridge over the river built in 1951 has been submerged by the floods and economic activities in the area have therefore come to a halt.
Nana Mensah, therefore, appealed to the disaster relief committee to construct a bailey bridge over the River Tano to save the people from this perennial problem.
Meanwhile, the 4.4-kilometre Sienna-Noberkwa road in the Asuunafo district is also flooded and the chief of Sienna, Nana Kojo Boadi, has provided the people with a canoe to enable them to send their food items to buying centres.
www.ghanaweb.com /GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=1085   (209 words)

 Ghana: Protect Forests from Mining   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The decision does not only undermine the significant role that forest reserves play in the economic, environmental and social development of a people and their country but also contradicts the government's own policy on natural resource conservation.
The forest reserves in question include : Subri River Forest Reserve, a globally important bio-diversity area which is also the largest forest reserve in the country.
For example, rivers Ankobra and Suraw take their source from the Tano-Suraw forest reserve, which also protects river Tano that passes through it.
www.africaaction.org /docs03/for0305.htm   (2005 words)

 Requieum for a Primate - National Zoo| FONZ
At last he came to the end of the road and to Kadjagnazonkro, a remote village on the Tano River that is a trading center for boats carrying goods (and often bushmeat) across the border between Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire.
Low sandbars and islands form natural barriers between the region's rivers and the Gulf of Guinea, resulting in brackish lagoons and tidal pools that lie parallel to the coast.
There is a 45-kilometer-long peninsula of this sort of forest at the convergence of the Tano River and the Ehy Lagoon, and for want of a better name, McGraw dubbed it the Ehy Forest.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Publications/ZooGoer/2004/5/colobus.cfm   (3605 words)

Tano River- border between Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana
Wide shot, Tano River pan to women carrying burdens on head
The Tano River divides Cote d’Ivoire from Ghana where they’re have been no recent polio cases.
www.un.org /unifeed/script.asp?scriptId=132   (568 words)

 AKAN Spirituality
These spirits are embodied in the wind, rivers, oceans, streams, trees, mountains, rocks, animals, and other objects.
Tano is the general name for several gods which have their origin in the Tano River.
These unusual and special river gods are very ancient and powerful.
www.afsani.org /spirituality.htm   (1312 words)

 ghanatourism.gov.gh - ADVENTURE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The source of the Tano River begins from the grove...
This village is located on the banks of the Pra River, one of Ghana’s longest...
Xavi is a Ewe village whose rich culture is deeply rooted in the traditional beliefs of the area, commonly referred to as juju.
www.ghanatourism.gov.gh /regions/region_detail.asp?sec=ADVENTURE   (498 words)

 Ethnologue report for Benin
Atakora and Borgou provinces, along the Niger River, from the Medru River to the Nigeria border, and down to Kandi.
In general, the rural districts between the towns of Ketou and Pobe, extending westward to the Oueme River.
Southeastern corner of Benin, Oueme Province, Seme-Kpodji Subprefecture between the Oueme River to north, Cotonou-Porto-Novo railroad to west, Gulf of Guinea to south, and into Nigeria in the east.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Benin   (1886 words)

 Tano River Information
The Tano is a river in the Akan lowlands of Ghana.
It flows 400km from Techiman to Aby Lagoon where it enters the Atlantic Ocean.
Indigious local beliefs hold that Taakora, the highest of the Akan Gods on earth lives at the source of the river.
www.bookrags.com /Tano_River   (46 words)

 Clans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Legend has it that when God created the earth; he left his six sons on earth that if man wanted anything, they could ask him through any one of his six sons.
Bosompra resides in River Pra; Bosomtwe in Lake Bosomtwe, Bosomuru in Birem, Bosompo or Bosom Nketia resides in the sea, Tano in River Tano and Bia in River Bia.
Both the nton and abusua performed a useful function of holding the society together and what might perhaps be seen these days as conservation of animals and plants.
www.asante.co.uk /archive/clans.htm   (1362 words)

 machin - Pages 101 thru 110
Tano Oboase and also high-priest of Ta Kora, arrived with his elders — ‘a
On the next day, he was taken to the source of the Tano.
rivers’, he must have been tempted to agree with them.
lucy.ukc.ac.uk /Machin/machin_101.html   (3058 words)

 Twi Vocabulary
It means half celebrated due to the fact that the top and bottom of the yam is cut to be sow for the next year.
Asafee —Three parallel marking done with clay mixed with water on the joints of Okomfoo and Obosomfoo after they bathe medicine or the water from the god’s river on Adae.
They are mostly associated with a River, or an element of nature.
www.kompanadepa.org /twivocab.htm   (773 words)

 Welcome to the Republic of Ghana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Speaking at a durbar to welcome the students, Nana Baffour Asare Twi-Brempong, Adontenhene of Techiman traditional area, through whose efforts the students would develop the cultural village, said Techiman had become a haven for business establishments.
Nana Twi-Brempong said a five-acre land had been set aside for the development of the Nsemankwa cultural village and mentioned cultural sites in the municipality including Boten caves, sacred fish in the Tano River, Bat caves, Kristo Boase Monastery and the burial sites of the late Lords of Techiman, among others.
He called on elders to help support the students in the development of the relics of the great Kingdom.
www.ghana.gov.gh /visiting/article.php?id=0000013478   (324 words)

 The BIG RIVER at Dodokan villages close Lembar harbor daily ferry from Lombok to Bali
The BIG RIVER at Dodokan villages close Lembar harbor daily ferry from Lombok to Bali
The river direct flows to the ocean and close to Lembar Harbor the Ferry crossing from Lombok to Bali and return, Dodokan river area spectacular for boats and private home, villas and bungalow
Ferries that go from Kahyangan harbor to Poto Tano harbor in Sumbawa, leave every hour.
www.geocities.com /lombokglobal/lombokriver1.htm   (317 words)

 Brand New Dad - Baby Names - Tano   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Personalized for Tano - Engraved Pewter Kentucky Baby Cup
Personalized for Tano - Engraved Pewter Beverage Cooler
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www.brandnewdad.com /babynames/t/tano.asp   (490 words)

 Untitled Document
River Tano Sacred Fish: This pool houses sacred fish and is fiercely
protected by the local community who love along on the River Tano near Techiman.
There is also another pool on the Atweredaa Stream, a tributary of the Tano River,
www.uiowa.edu /~africart/techiman.html   (1684 words)

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