Kissi

Categories: Ethnicities

The Kissi live mainly in the forest region of Guinea, but also in Sierra Leone and Liberia. They speak Kissi, a Mel language which closely unites them with the Temne. Kissi blacksmiths are notable, producing the famous “Kissi penny”, a widely-used West African iron currency.

Synonyms:
Assi, Bakoa, Gihi, Gisi, Gizi, Kisi, Kissien
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