People Of Ivory Coast

BeingAfrican is a platform that strives to preserve African cultures, traditions, and languages. It is a meeting place where African cultures are explained within scope. 

In recent decades, the emergence of large African diaspora communities within Africa itself, Europe, America, and elsewhere has resulted in the loss of traditional knowledge of African cultures. At the same time, the westernization of African countries has posed the same at home. Our platform is an attempt to preserve many of our centuries-old customs and traditions.

At BeingAfrican we understand that preservation of culture and protocols is everyone’s responsibility (parents and children) but mainly it lies with the elders. 

  • Learn about you, your people, and why you should be proudly Ivorian
  • Know who you married-cross cultural marriages
  • Understand the people of the country you intend to visit-Hello tourists!
  • Learn the language-Basic language exposure. Say something in Bete, French…
  • Share your rich Ivorian culture and language

Be present in appreciating the Ivorian in you and Ivorians around you. Understand Ivorian marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.

As an Ivorian, you have a culture, and you have a language!


Independence: 7 August 1960

Capital: Yamoussoukro

Population:  26,378,274

Area: 322,463 square kilometres 

Provinces: Abidjan, Bas-Sassandra, Comoé, Denguélé, Gôh-Djiboua, Lacs, Lagunes, Montagnes, Sassandra-Marahoué, Savanes, Vallée du Bandama, Woroba, Yamoussoukro and Zanzan. 

Languages: French, Bété, Dyula, Baoulé, Abron, Agni, Cebaara Senufo

Ethnic groups: 41.1% Akan, 27.5% Dyula Maninka, 17.6%,  Voltaiques / Gur,  11.0%  Kru,  2.8% Other

Where is Ivory Coast on the continent of Africa?

Ivory Coast is a country in West Africa. It borders Guinea to the northwestLiberia to the westMali to the northwestBurkina Faso to the northeastGhana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) to the south.