Gyaaman

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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. The Abron then proceeded to conquer the Kulangos, Nafanas, Ligbis, Hwelas, and other ethnic groups of the area.

In the pre-colonial Gyaman government, a paramount chief known as the Gyamanhene ruled the kingdom from Amanvi, but his four provincial chiefs held the kingdom's real power. The kingdom's economy centered on the Dyula market town of Bonduku.

In the nineteenth century, Gyaman was subjugated by the Ashanti, though it briefly regained its independence following the Asanti's defeat by the British. In 1888, Gyamanhene Agyeman signed a treaty of protection with France, but the French failed to establish a post in the kingdom, leaving it vulnerable to Samori's 1895 invasion. The French later expelled Samori in 1897, incorporating Gyaman into French West Africa.

Jamang was Jaman District, a district of Ghana for a time, though it has now been divided into Jaman North District and Jaman South District.

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