Black Diaspora
DNA - Trace Your Roots
Media Centre
Twi Language
Webmaster's Log


Bono state was an Akan state which existed from the early middle ages to the 18th century in what is now the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana. The two names, Brong and Bono are used interchangeably. Its capital was Bono Manso (Bono-Mansu), an ancient market town the role of which in the Trans-Saharan trade was instrumental in the formation of Bono state. The state collapsed in the early 18th century. Upon the taking of Bono Manso by the Asante Confederacy in 1723, many residents of Bono Manso fled to Takyiman (or Tekyiman, Techiman, Takijiman). In 1740 the Bono-Tekyiman state, comprising roughly the same territory as the former Bono state, was founded more or less under Asante sovereignty.

Related Links
Akan People
Adinkra Symbols
Akan Day Names
Akan People - Ahanta
Akan People - Akwamu
Akan People - Akyem
Akan People - Anyi
Akan People - Aowin
Akan People - Asante
Akan People - Baule
Akan People - Chokosi
Akan People - Denkyira
Akan People - Fante
Akan People - Kwahu
Akan People - Nzema
Akan People - Sefwi
Akan People - Wassa
Asafo Companies
Matrilineal Inheritance