Categories: Ethnicities

The Anyi are a Twi-speaking Akan people of southern Ivory Coast and Ghana, closely related to the Baulé. They were the first people of the Ivory Coast to come into contact with Europeans and they are the most Christianized people in the region. The term “Anyi” is also used more broadly to indicate the speakers of the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo family, which includes the Anyis proper, the Nzimas, the Abourés, the Abrons and the Ehotiles (Mekyibos).

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