Liati Wote is one of the nine towns that constitute the Liati Traditional Area. The ancestors of present day Liati Wote were part of the Ewes who migrated from Notsie due to the tyranny of their King Agorkorli. They first settled in the Akwapim-Togo ranges. Later, they migrated further down the mountains to where Liati Wote is located today.
The name Wote comes from the simple sentence Ewe sentence “Ewɔ tẽ” because the people realised that gardens grow well on the land. The E is a pronoun referring to the land; “wɔ” means fertile and “tẽ” is garden egg. Thus, Wote literally means “the land is suitable for growing garden eggs.