[ ah-kahn ]

noun,plural A·kans, (especially collectively) A·kan for 2.
  1. a language of the Kwa branch of Niger-Congo spoken in much of Ghana and parts of the Ivory Coast.

  2. a member of any of various Akan-speaking peoples, including the Ashanti and Fanti.

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/ (ˈɑːkɑːn) /

  1. plural -kan or -kans a member of a people of Ghana and the E Côte d'Ivoire

  2. 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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