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Abé

Abé  

Ethnic group of the Côte d’Ivoire, also known as the Abbe or Abbey.The Abé, numbering around 200,000, mostly live in the Agboville region of Côte d’Ivoire. One of some ...
Abidjan

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Former capital of the Ivory Coast, situated on Ebrié Lagoon, inland from the Gulf of Guinea. A chief port and

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

The cultural and economic center of the Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan surrounds the Ébrié Lagoon on the Atlantic Ocean's Gulf

African religion

African religion  

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No single religion corresponds to the term ‘African religion’, nor could it. The geography of Africa ranges from rain forests to uninhabitable deserts; its peoples are organized in many different ...
Akan

Akan  

Cluster of ethnic groups living in southern Ghana and adjacent parts of Côte d’Ivoire and Togo.The broad Akan grouping includes a number of separate ethnic groups. The Akan speak ...
Amadou Hampaté Bâ

Amadou Hampaté Bâ  

1901–1991 Malian writer, storyteller, historian, and Islamic theologian who transcribed African oral epics into French and is known for coining the phrase “In Africa, when an old person dies, it is a ...
Anyi

Anyi  

Ethnic group of West Africa, also known as the Agni, the Bini, the Kotoko, and the Ton.The Anyi inhabit primarily southeastern Côte d’Ivoire and southwestern Ghana. They speak a ...
Attié

Attié  

Ethnic group of Côte d’Ivoire; also known as the Atié, Akié and the Akyé.The Attié primarily inhabit the area directly north of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. They speak a Niger-Congo ...
Bété

Bété  

Ethnic group of Côte d’Ivoire.One of the largest groups of Kru speakers, the Bété number more than 600,000 people, the majority of whom live near the cities of Daloa ...
Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso  

Second largest city in Burkino Faso.The city of Bobo-Dioulasso is located in one of the greener areas of Burkina Faso, and has long benefited from the fertility of the ...
Bouabré, Frédéric-Bruly

Bouabré, Frédéric-Bruly  

1923– Ivoirian visual artist and mystic.Not much is known about Frédéric-Bruly Bouabré’s early life. He was raised in the Daloa department of western Côte d’Ivoire, and the local Kru ...
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso  

A landlocked country in West Africa surrounded by Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, and Côte d'Ivoire.Physical.Burkina Faso lies on a plateau, rising highest in the west and cut in the centre by the ...
Children's Work in Africa

Children's Work in Africa  

Throughout the world, ecology, culture, politics, and history shape what work is to be done, who performs it and how, and the social meanings ascribed to it, but gender and ...
Colonialism

Colonialism  

Policies, problems, and legacies of European colonial rule in Africa, which began in the late nineteenth century and lasted until the 1960s.European colonization of Africa followed a long history ...
Contemporary African Writers in France

Contemporary African Writers in France  

The most recent developments in French-language African literature include novels generated by young sub-Saharan African authors living in France. The existence of intellectuals in France from Africa ...
Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire  

A tropical West African country, bounded on the west by Liberia and Guinea, on the north by Mali and Burkina Faso, and on the east by Ghana.Physical.Its south-facing coastline is rocky in the west ...
Dan

Dan  

Ethnic group of West Africa who live in northwest Côte d’Ivoire and northeast Liberia.The Dan language belongs to the Southern (or Peripheral) Mande branch of the Niger-Congo linguistic family ...
Dance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dance in Sub-Saharan Africa  

African dances are as varied and changing as the communities that create them. Although many types of African dance incorporate spirited, vigorous movement, there are others that are more reserved ...
Development in Africa: An Interpretation

Development in Africa: An Interpretation  

At the end of four decades of postwar development, the results are so varied that one is tempted to reject the common expression “Third World” when describing all the countries ...
Dida

Dida  

Ethnic group of Côte d’Ivoire.The Dida primarily inhabit central coastal Côte d’Ivoire west of Abidjan. They speak a Niger-Congo language belonging to the Kru cluster. Approximately 200,000 people ...

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