Top 5 tribes stripped away from Africa during the Transatlantic Slave Trade

September 05, 2018 at 06:00 pm | History

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Farida Dawkins | Contributor

September 05, 2018 at 06:00 pm | History

People of the Akan tribe…The History Files

The Akan

The Akan peoples reside in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Togo/Benin, and portions of Liberia.

The Akan tribe members are comprised of Twi and Fante speakers.

The level of Akan’s taken during slavery was due to the Ashanti and Fanti conflicts which produced large numbers of captives sold into slavery.  They were referred to as the Coromantee.

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