Akan may refer to:
Akan people, an ethnic group in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire
- Kwa languages, a language group which includes Akan.
- Central Tano languages, a language group which includes Akan.
- The Akan language, a language spoken by the Akan people
- Akan (Ghana parliament constituency)
Akan District, Hokkaido
- Akan, Hokkaido, a town in Akan District, Hokkaido
Akan National Park
- Akan Volcanic Complex, a volcano in Hokkaidō, Japan
- Lake Akan, a lake in Hokkaidō, Japan
- Akan River, a river in Hokkaidō, Japan
- Akan, Wisconsin, a town in the United States
- List of minor biblical figures, A–K#Akan, a character mentioned in the Book of Genesis
- Akan (あかん) is a Japanese Kansai dialect phrase meaning "No way"
Akan (Ghana parliament constituency)
The Akan constituency is one of the constituencies represented in the Parliament of Ghana. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It is located in the Kadjebi district of the Volta Region of Ghana.
Akan is a Turkish-language surname. People with the surname include:
- Metin Akan, Turkish footballer
- Tarık Akan, Turkish actor and producer
a. 1 Of or pertaining to the Akan people. 2 Of or pertaining to the Akan language and other related languages. n. 1 A people who inhabit Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. 2 The Niger-Congo language spoken by these people. 3 A group of languages spoken in Ghana. 4 A volcano in Hokkaido, Japan.
Usage examples of "akan".
I saw Akan tumble past me, I heard my own panicked screams echoed in his.
I saw, not far from me, the boy Akan slowly straightening from a slumped position in the sand, and beside him, Nefar.
I turned to see that Akan had stepped into the air as well, and his hands were raised high in triumph, his eyes alight with joy.
Then there was a jerk on my arm so fierce as to almost cause it to leave its socket and Akan pulled me against him.
I spared but a single glance backward toward the place Nefar had been before I once again felt something crumbling with the breeze beneath my feet and I ran, I leapt, I threw myself with Akan toward the cliff we had abandoned.
Nonetheless, I somehow managed to get to my feet and, without a word being exchanged between us, Akan and I scrambled down the cliff.
He swept the flame toward Akan and Nefar, startling them, then thrust it at me.
Nefar and Akan and I sprang apart, forming a loose semicircle between the two flames like wary herd animals trapped in a blind.
If it had been Akan or Han who had fallen from the bridge, would you have saved them as well?
I was a little put out that she had undertaken her most recent adventure without us, and I could tell Akan was too.
And he paused for dramatic effect, for not even Akan, as earnest as he was, could resist trying to impress us whenever he could.
But then I felt the taste of air, a rushing breeze of cool clean air on my face and in my mouth, and I saw that Akan had merely parted the sands of illusion.
Nefar on one side and Akan on the other, the three of us with breaths suspended and heartbeats stilled with the thrill, the awe of what we were witnessing.
I remember Akan dropped his torch and how we fumbled for endless, soul-numbing moments to recover it.
Only Akan stood still and quiet, resigned perhaps, or simply understanding that there was no escape.