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Encyclopedia of Africa

David P. Johnson, Jr.

Abron Ethnic group of West Africa, also known as Abrong, Bron, Brong, Bono, and Tchaman. 

The Abron inhabit the borderlands of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Burkina Faso. They speak a Niger-Congo language and are part of the larger Akan cultural and linguistic group. Their ancestors, the Bono, founded the first known Akan kingdom during the fourteenth century. As of 2003 some 1,181,000 people identify themselves as Abron.

David P. Johnson, Jr.