Akan

noun
\ ˈä-ˌkän How to pronounce Akan (audio) \
plural Akan or Akans

Definition of Akan

1 : a member of any of the Akan-speaking peoples (such as the Ashanti)
2 : a Kwa language of southern Ghana and the southeast Ivory Coast

First Known Use of Akan

1694, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Akan.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Akan. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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