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Physical Environment
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From this time onwards there was rivalry between the Dagomba and the Gonja, until the latter were decisively beaten by the Dagomba soon after 1720, according to W a r d . (2) At the end of the 18th century both states were attacked by Ashanti, the latest and most powerful of the Akan king­ doms. Gonja was subjugated, and the Dagomba were made to pay an annual tribute of slaves to Ashanti, a tribute which did not cease until 1874, when the Ya-Na Abudulai refused to continue paying it.