Bondoukou

Bondoukou (Bonduku) is one of the fifty-eight departments of Côte d'Ivoire, located in the Zanzan Region. Its central town, also named Bondoukou, is the regional capital. Originally a Dyula trading center, the capital was conquered by the Abron, an Akan people, in the early seventeenth century; it soon became the economic hub of the Gyaaman kingdom. The city fell briefly to Samori in 1895 before being incorporated into French West Africa in 1897.

Today the city has a population of roughly 45,000 people.

References

  • Muhammad, Akbar. The International Journal of African Historical Studies 10.2 (1977): 242-258.

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Zanzan is one of the 19 regions of Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa. The region's capital is Bondoukou. Covering 38,000 km², its population (2002 est.) is 839,000.

The region is divided into three departments: Bondoukou, Bouna, and Tanda.
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Abron are an Akan people of West Africa. In the late sixteenth century, the Abron founded the Gyaaman kingdom in what is now Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire.

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The Akan people are a linguistic group of West Africa.

This group includes the Akuapem, the Akyem, the Ashanti, the Baoulé, the Brong, the Fante and the Nzema peoples of Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire.
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Gyaman also spelled Jamang (1450-1895) was a medieval African state of the Akan people, located in what is now Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. Gyaman was founded by the Abron, a branch of the Akan, in the late 15th century.
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Samori Ture (also Samory Touré or Samori ibn Lafiya Ture, c. 1830 - 1900) was the founder of the Wassoulou Empire, an Islamic military state that resisted French rule in West Africa from 1882 to his capture in 1898.

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French West Africa (French: Afrique occidentale française, AOF) was a federation of eight French colonial territories in Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, French Sudan (now Mali), French Guinea (now Guinea), Côte d'Ivoire, Niger, Upper Volta
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Côte d'Ivoire

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Its population, the boundialikas, is made mainly of ethnic groups shared across the borders of Mali, Guinea, and Burkina Faso as well as some Fulas, totalling around 50,000
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