The Akan people mostly live in Ghana and in parts of Ivory Coast and Togo in West Africa. They speak the Akan language (also known as Twi/Fante). Subgroups of the Akan people include: the Agona, Akuapem, Akwamu, Akyem, Ashanti, Bono, Fante, Kwahu, Wassa, and Ahanta. The Akan subgroups all have a lot in common; most notably tracing matrilineal descent in the inheritance of property, and for succession to high political office.
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- "Ghana", The World Factbook, Central Intelligence Agency, 2023-05-16, retrieved 2023-05-19