Akan peoples

The South and the East of the Ivory Coast are occupied by different branches of the peoples Akan (Border, Lagoon and Baoulé-Agni commuters). They are also found in the neighboring countries of Ghana, in Togo and in Benign.

the akan peoples

Akan peoples

In Ivory Coast itself, there are three major Akan groups: Akan border, in the east of the country. These populations are found on both sides of the border of Ghana and the Ivory Coast. They are: the Abron (Ahenfi, Foumassa, Pinango, Akidom), the Agni (Bini, Bona, Indni, Morofw, Sanwi), the Juaben (Diabè), the Essouma and the Nzima (Ajomoro, Guira, Ahanta).

Urban centers: Abengourou, Bondoukou, Aboisso, Bongouanou, Krindjabo, Mafr, Ayam, Assufri, Transua, Arrah, Nguim, Nouamou.

The Akan from the center. It is the great Baoulé family: (Ouarebo, Agba, Ngban, Faafou, Nzikpri, Aätou, Nanafou, Saafou, Akouè, Ndranoua, Satikran, Goli, Ayaou, Anno and Annoabè). They are found in the big cities of the center around Bouaké: Dimbokro, Toumodi, Tibissou, M'Bahiakro, Tiassal, Daoukro. . .

The Akan lagoon are on the southern coasts. The term lagoon given to these ethnic groups comes from the fact that they are installed all around the vast lagoon complex formed by Lake Ebrié. We think of the so typical towns of Aghien and that of Grand-Lahou. They are: the Abè (Mori, Tchofou, Abv, Khos), the Abidji, the Abour (h, hiv, Ossouon), the Aky (Lepin, Bodin, Ketin), the Adioukrou, the Avikam, the Alladian, the bri ( Bidjan, Kwè, Songon, Niangon, Yopougon, Bya, Nonkwa, Bobo, Adiapo), the Ewotire.

The political organization of the lagoon Akan is largely based on the age groups that they have been able to organize better than the other Akan (Adioukrou, Aky, Abour, bri). The Akan Lagoon calendar is based on a six-day week. They are naturally found in Abidjan, Agboville, Bingerville, Grand-Bassam, Dabou, Adiak, Grand-Lahou, Orbaff, Ousrou, Dibremou, Memni, Alp.