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ABRON, a longheaded tribe, physically akin to the Fanti, living on the Ivory Coast (Bondoukou region) and between Kin tampo and Salaga, Gold Coast. The natives are husbandmen and traders, and they practise Animism. There are small kingdoms made up of several provinces. The family is constituted by sev eral sub-groups which embrace a number of households. Mar riage between cross-cousins is frequent. Descent is reckoned in the paternal lines. Inheritance passes to the maternal uncle, then to the nephew, the sister's son. Society consists of (a) nobles, (b) freemen, and (c) slaves and descendants of slaves. The judi ciary organization is fairly well developed.

See Tauxier, Le Noir de Bondoukou (1921).