[ ah-kahn ]
/ ˈɑ kɑn /
noun, plural A·kans, (especially collectively) A·kan for 2.
a language of the Kwa branch of Niger-Congo spoken in much of Ghana and parts of the Ivory Coast.
a member of any of various Akan-speaking peoples, including the Ashanti and Fanti.
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Examples from the Web for akan
Thus buat-kan (to do) means to do something to (akan) something or somebody.A Manual of the Malay language|William Edward Maxwell
The volume commences with an account of the Akan tribes and their existence in two main branches--Fanti and Ashanti.
British Dictionary definitions for akan
/ (ˈɑːkɑːn) /
plural -kan or -kans a member of a people of Ghana and the E Côte d'Ivoire
the language of this people, having two chief dialects, Fanti and Twi, and belonging to the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo family
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