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Definition of the noun akan

What does akan mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Akans

  1. a Kwa language spoken in Ghana and the Ivory Coast
    • example: Lake Akan is frozen over.
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: Kwa = a group of African language in the Niger-Congo group spoken from the Ivory Coast east to Nigeria

Definition of the adjective akan

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  1. Of or pertaining to the Akan people.
  2. Of or pertaining to the Akan language and other related languages.


  1. Akan was a town located in Akan District, Kushiro Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.
  2. Akan is a town in Richland County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 444 at the 2000 Census. The unincorporated communities of Five Points and Jimtown are located in the town.

There are other places with in their name, like Akan National Park.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Akan

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Google previewAfrica and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History (2008)

Culture, Politics, and History by Richard M. Juang, Noelle Morrissette

Akan is a Ghanaian linguistic and cultural group whose folk culture, especially proverbs and textile art, define them as a people.

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World (2010)

Akan is the source of several English words and proper names, especially in the Caribbean. The most...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African Religion (2009)

by Molefi Kete Asante, Ama Mazama

Cultural Characteristics Lingusitically, the collective term Akan refers to a group of languages belonging to the Kwa...

Akan is the first language of approximately 44% of Ghana's population, with Asante Twi being the most widely spoken of the ...

Google previewThe Literary Gazette (1853)

A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts

The Akan is the language of the kingdom of Ame- nehia. The Otsui is spoken throughout Asuante proper and Assin, and in Fante, Akim, Aquamu, Aquapim, Aguna, and Wasa. The Fetu is the indigenous language of Fante from Wumebah to ...

Google previewThe Shamanic Wisdom of the Huichol (2010)

Medicine Teachings for Modern Times by Tom Soloway Pinkson, Ph.D.

akan is an intimate community of individuals who are supporting each member's healing and growth on all levels of being through a deepening connection with all our relations. We hold Mother Earth and all of creation as united in a sacred ...

Google previewLanguages in Africa (2015)

Multilingualism, Language Policy, and Education by Elizabeth C. Zsiga, One Tlale Boyer, Ruth Kramer

Akan is a vehicular language, and the language of daily economic interaction, in almost all the major cities of Ghana. Other Ghanaian languages—such as Dagara, Waali, and Sissala—are not so well represented in big cities. Guerini's results ...

Google previewJournal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1908)

Aka/n a'nak-nya ita cannot be the subject, grammatically, because akan is a preposition used to connect a verb with its object.

Google previewHustling Is Not Stealing (2013)

Stories of an African Bar Girl by John M. Chernoff

Akan is the most widely spoken indigenous language group in Ghana, and it influences the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ghana (2014)

by David Owusu-Ansah


Google previewDictionary of Languages (1998)

The Definitive Reference to More Than 400 Languages by Andrew Dalby

Akan, often called Twi, is one of the Kwa group of NIGER-CONGO LANGUAGES. It W3S the ruling language of the Ashanti Empire and is now the most important African language of Ghana. Even among some who use other languages in daily ...

Google previewDictionary of the Efïk language (1890)

abridged by Rev. Hugh Goldie

Akan', n. Superiority ; super- eminence. Akan', o. Superior ; having the pre eminence.

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Although the snake does not fly, it has caught the hornbill, whose home is in the sky.
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Scrabble value of A1K5A1N1

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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