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Literally, ‘father’. God of the Akamba people of Kenya. Asa is ‘the strong lord’, above the spirits, but also a merciful deity. He is Mwatuangi, ‘distributor’; Mulungu, ‘creator’; and Mumbi, ‘fashioner’. A god of consolation and sustenance, Asa intervenes when human help is slow or ineffective.

Subjects: Religion.

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