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Akan

[ah-kahn]
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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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Examples from the Web for akan

Historical Examples

  • 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

Akan

noun
  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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