The Akan are a native African settlement found in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - The African Royals. Like all natives, they can be allied with by building a Trading Post at their Trading Post site.
- Akan Ankobia: Akan warrior firing a powerful old musket.
- Akan Tufohen: Powerful African Warchief who gains strength from nearby Native Warriors. Can heal and build. Good against cavalry.
|Akan Asafo||200 food,
|Ships the Akan Tufohen|
|Akan Fontomfrom||250 wood,
|Infantry train time -20% and speed +5%; Akan Tufohen respawn time -20%|
|Akan Gold Economy||325 food,
|Ships 1 Gold Prospector Wagon; Villagers gather from mines 10% faster|
|Akan Cocoa Beans||175 wood,
|Villagers gather from Berry Bushes and Cherry Orchards 30% faster; Villagers gather from Mills, Farms, Rice Paddies (food), and Fields (food) 10% faster|
|Akan Palm Oil Exports||50 food,
|Exchanges all food for 0.5× the wood and coin|
The Akan are also a Commerce Age Alliance option for the Hausa. Allying with the Akan to advance into the Commerce Age or higher allow Ankobias to be trained at the Palace and Native Embassy, and the Gold Economy and Palm Oil Exports technologies to be researched at the University.
Akan units speak Akan language, a Central Tano language and the principal native language of the Akan people of Ghana, spoken over much of the southern half of Ghana.
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|“||The Akan (meaning "enlightened") are an indigenous people of West Africa. Inhabiting a region fruitful in both produce and gold, they enjoyed immense wealth throughout the late medieval and early modern periods. For all its benefits, this opulence attracted the avarice of European explorers and adventurers, particularly the Portuguese, British, and Dutch.|
A complicated dynamic ensued: the power and wealth of the Akan fueled generally effective resistance to Europeans who sought to encroach on their homelands and subjugate them, but it was just as often leveraged to actively participate in the trans-Atlantic slave trade through the capturing, buying, and selling of slaves. Although the British eventually subjugated the Akan in the early 20th century, this dominion was only very temporary, and the Akan nations regained independence several decades later.