Pronunciation: (ä'kän), [key]
—pl. A•kans, (esp. 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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