Alladian

Categories: Ethnicities

The Alladian are one of the Akan ethnic groups of the lagoons of Ivory Coast who live on the barrier island between the lagoon and the Gulf of Guinea. Their economy traditionally revolved around fishing, but in the nineteenth century they started to also trade in palm oil, selling the oil produced by ethnic groups living in the lagoons further inland. The Alladian are divided into three subgroups: the Aware, the Kovu, and the Akuri (Agru).

Synonyms:
Aladian, Aladyan, Alagian, Alagia, Alagya, Alladyan, Aragya, Jack-Jack, Nladja-wron
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