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Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 9:07pm On Dec 23, 2012
The Akan




The Akan people are an ethnic group found predominantly in Ghana and the Ivory Coast. Akans are the majority in both of these countries and overall have a population of 40 million people.[1][2] The Akan speak Kwa languages.

The Akan are believed to have migrated to their current location from the Sahel[4] between the 10th and 12th Century.[5][6] The kingdom of Bonoman was established as early as the 11th century as a trading state between the Akan and their neighbors, especially those from Djenné, Timbuktu, Bornu among others.[7] A gold boom in the Akan area between the 12th and 13th centuries brought wealth to numerous Akan peoples.[8] During different phases of the Kingdom of Bonoman groups of Akans migrated out of the area to create numerous states based predominantly on gold mining and trading of cash crops.[9][10] This brought wealth to numerous Akan states like Akwamu which stretched all the way to modern Benin[11] and ultimately led to the rise of the most well known Akan empire, the Empire of Ashanti.[12]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akan_people

Characteristics

-Gold (Blinng Bling)
-Pride
-Matrilineal
-Kente/Kita
-Warm
-Welcoming
-Dark Skin
-Good Hair (Jokes)

Most Numerous group

In Ghana:
-Ashanti
-Fanti
-Nzema
-Akuapem
-Akyem
-Aowin
-Denkyra
-Sefwi
-Brong

In Cote d'Ivoire

-Baoule
-Agni
-Akye
-Adioukrou
-N'Zema
-Abron/Brong
-Abbey (don't really know, said to be related to the Ewe)

If there are akan or anybody knowledgeable about the Akan people and culture on this forum, please help in developing this topic. Thanks

Common Akan Surnames: Kouame(Kwame), Kouakou(Kwaku), Kouao (Kwaw), Koffi, Bedi, Bediako, Bouake (Boakye), Assamoi(Assamoah), Yao (Yaw), Akoua (Akua), Allah, Kouassi (Kwesi), Kanga, Konan, Adja...

Women names: Akissi, Akosua, Aya (Yaa), Affoue, Affoua (Affua, Afia), Becanty, Adjoua (Ajoa), Amlan, Amenan (Aminan), Bledja...


(I stole this description from the outside Nigeria Thread tongue, i ll modify this introduction later on)

Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 9:11pm On Dec 23, 2012
Akan of Ghana-Traditional Attire

Ashanti Kings and Chiefs



Otumfuo Osei Tutu 2




OSEADEEYO ADDO DANKWA III -King of Akropong-Akuapem



Beautiful Ghana Woman in Kente Cloth


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Note the little scar on the cheeks of the chief, I believe he is ashanti, the baoule as well have the same scarification
Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 9:24pm On Dec 23, 2012
These are generally the type of Kente Ghanaian use, we have these designs as well, and some other different from it

Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 9:29pm On Dec 23, 2012
Sybellah: These are generally the type of Kente Ghanaian use, we have these designs as well, and some other different from it

Ivorians kente are more varied in terms of design

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Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 9:33pm On Dec 23, 2012
ivorian225: Ivorians kente are more varied in terms of design
yup this is what i meant. Usually when I see Ghanaian in Kente it's in this type
And i think the texture texture is different at times.

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Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 9:35pm On Dec 23, 2012
Sybellah:
yup this is what i meant. Usually when I see Ghanaian in Kente it's in this type
And i think the texture texture is different at times.
mais fo mettre pour nous la, ils vont prendre drap de sa loool
Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 9:36pm On Dec 23, 2012
ivorian225: mais fo mettre pour nous la, ils vont prendre drap de sa loool

grin grin orrrh j'arrive t'es trop presse mm

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Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 9:57pm On Dec 23, 2012
Wow....Mad Respect.
Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 10:05pm On Dec 23, 2012
ivorian225: Ivorians kente are more varied in terms of design


Yeahhhh ....That's what i have noticed...The Ivorians Style is a Little more Flashier..

I also notice the Ivorian Akans incorporate Whites(clothing) a lot more into their style.
Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 10:12pm On Dec 23, 2012
الملكي فوق الله:


I also notice the Ivorian Akans incorporate Whites(clothing) a lot more into their style.[/i][/color]
it's especially for wedding outfits
Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 10:16pm On Dec 23, 2012
Ghana.........(Top)



Vs............


Cote D'Ivoire (Bottom 2)











The Ivorians Look so much more Flashier...it's just a slightly better look...

Especially the women, i didn't even take some of those.

Ivorians seem to use the Color White Much More. Better designs more splash...

More Fabric Razzle Dazzle...

More Complexity.

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Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 10:20pm On Dec 23, 2012
الملكي فوق الله: Ghana.........(Top)



Vs............


Cote D'Ivoire (Bottom 2)











The Ivorians Look so much more Flashier...it's just a slightly better look...

Especially the women, i didn't even take some of those.

Ivorians seem to use the Color White Much More. Better designs more splash...

More Fabric Razzle Dazzle...

More Complexity.





True True smiley
Thank you for helping with the pics, i was lookin for more ghana pics, for CIV i have quite enough, I am gonna post them after i add more from Ghana
What do u think about the way each of them wear their jewel, I think for this, they are similar
Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 10:25pm On Dec 23, 2012
Do you have some more photos of Akan Women from Ghana?...

I have never seem them display such ..."Royalty" ..In their outfits the way the Ivorian women look in the other thread.

Mehn....Those Ivorian Women were Fly as Hell in the Other Thread.


















Any Pics of Akan Ghanaian Women looking this Lavish? as the Ivorian Mamiis Above tongue
Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 10:26pm On Dec 23, 2012
Ivorians akan

Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 10:28pm On Dec 23, 2012
Sybellah:

True True smiley
Thank you for helping with the pics, i was lookin for more ghana pics, for CIV i have quite enough, I am gonna post them after i had more from Ghana
What do u think about the way each of them wear their jewel, I think for this, they are similar

The styles are really similar...

It's just seems like the Ivorians Pop off the screen more with more West African Royal Flavor....

I wonder if it has something to do with some of the Akans being kicked out of AkanLand, and them changing their styles slightly.

Like...

Their styles seem more Modern....

I can't stop looking at these Ivorian Chicks.
Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 10:28pm On Dec 23, 2012
This one is Ghanaian and I think she looks beautiful, I am look for more





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Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 10:29pm On Dec 23, 2012
You see how one of the Akan Queens from CIV has all the Gold Glitter on her Face.....

Looking all pretty with the Gold Lizards around her head and stuff...

Man i just wanna smell her.

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Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 10:33pm On Dec 23, 2012


....Damn... kiss
Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 10:38pm On Dec 23, 2012
Ghanaian akan girl

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Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 10:39pm On Dec 23, 2012
DD

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Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 10:40pm On Dec 23, 2012
الملكي فوق الله: You see how one of the Akan Queens from CIV has all the Gold Glitter on her Face.....

Looking all pretty with the Gold Lizards around her head and stuff...

Man i just wanna smell her.
lol@ bolded u r funny,

The Baoule actually descent from the Ashanti, and during their migration they tried to differentiate from their past and picked on different culture (ahafo, sefwi, gban, gouro) to form their own, so for them this may explain the difference.
Do u often go to forumbio? There are these threads for different african countries, about the way they look and stuff
u can check it out if u r more interested smiley
Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 10:42pm On Dec 23, 2012
IVORIAN AKAN (Traditional party in french fête de génération)

Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 10:42pm On Dec 23, 2012
ivorian225: DD

My dear son DiDi (Dahi Zoko) cool

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Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 10:43pm On Dec 23, 2012
ivorian225: IVORIAN AKAN (Traditional party in french fête de génération)

These are Adioukrous right?
Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 10:45pm On Dec 23, 2012
Sybellah:

These are Adioukrous right?
the first pic is ébrié and the second is adioukrou
Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 10:46pm On Dec 23, 2012
Sybellah:

My dear son DiDi (Dahi Zoko) cool
ca veut dire quoi dahi zoko?
Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 10:49pm On Dec 23, 2012
ivorian225: ca veut dire quoi dahi zoko?

That's Drogba's Nickname, u never heard of it?
Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 10:55pm On Dec 23, 2012
Sybellah:

That's Drogba's Nickname, u never heard of it?
j'ai entendu mais je pensais que ça avait une signification particuliere
Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 11:01pm On Dec 23, 2012
Madame Eby Baoulé queen mother in France

Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 11:02pm On Dec 23, 2012
ivorian225: j'ai entendu mais je pensais que ça avait une signification particuliere

ah ok
Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 11:06pm On Dec 23, 2012
Tradi-Modern Make up and Hairdo CIV



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Re: Akan Of Ghana And Cote D'ivoire by Nobody: 11:18pm On Dec 23, 2012
Sybellah: Tradi-Modern Make up and Hairdo CIV



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Wow akan beauty queen!!!!

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