Anyi people

Anyi people

The Anyi people (or Agnis) are an ethnic group in southeast Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana.. They are an Akan people who speak the Anyi language.

About Anyi people

The Anyi people (or Agnis) are an ethnic group in southeast Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana.. They are an Akan people who speak the Anyi language. The Anyi people are a subgroup of the Akan, originally from Ghana, who fled the from the Ashanti tribe to their current location in present day Ivory Coast between the 16th and 18th centuries. They established the Kingdoms of Indene, Sanwi, and Moronou, it should be noted that another group of Anyis went further west than their companions and are today known as the Baoule. Today the Anyis live mainly in the area once known as the Kingdoms of Sanwi and Indene. They also inhabit Zanzan in Ivory Coast and there are small populations in Ghana. The Akkan people generally operate under a monarchial system which is also true for the Anyi. Before France colonized the regions inhabited by the Anyi there were three castes: nobility, freemen, and slaves.

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