The Caribbean Dictionary

1 definition
A trumpet like instrument made from an animal's horn. It was traditionally used as a Maroon communication and ceremonial tool. It was also used by slaveholders to summon slaves to the fields at work time.
anonymous Sep 17, 2012
this is stupid
sabrina Nov 12, 2013
Jermaine Aug 04, 2014
To the first person who replied "this is stupid", please enlighten me on how this is frivolous or trivial in any way. Isn't this history? Important history at that?
akira Nov 20, 2014
ok it is all right
junny Aug 26, 2015
nick Sep 08, 2015
u ppl crazy
makide Sep 08, 2015
how could this be stupid it is very informative i think it is because u don't want to learn something new to add to your non sense. u r what is stupid.
megajordon Sep 10, 2015
this is a nice history of the maroon's abeng to go in your stupid big head. you favour stupid boy out a street
Britney Ellis Sep 16, 2015
It is a educated information to all students who are learning and also parents
Britney Ellis Sep 16, 2015
It is also use to call the maroons or indicate that something is happening
mashanda Sep 16, 2015
and it is was very useful at that time
cathelia Oct 05, 2015
This information is well said and also informative .......... This is something added to my knowledge
Mik Feb 28, 2016
This is stupid
deeez nut May 16, 2016
A girl (obvious) Jun 11, 2016
Thanks this helped me a lot .I am taking part in a spell bee contest and this word and a couple of another 999words were given to learn . And I searched every where but the meaning was coming that it is a novel. Thanks to this website I got to know the meaning
Chase Sep 05, 2016
Persons who say this is stupid your the stupid ones cause you can't learn
Tarique Jan 28, 2017
This was useful information.
Jamarco Jul 26, 2017
The abeng is the most recognised symbol of the Maroons. It is a cow's horn with the tip cut off. The Maroons sent secret war time messages by the drum and the abeng. Blowing through a square cut into the concave side of the abeng produced a sound heard for miles, which could be decoded by those who knew how. Today it is used mainly for ceremonial and festive purposes.
lol Sep 12, 2017
it is helpful to some people but some not others but it is quite interesting
kay Sep 14, 2017 guys r so disgusting...the person who says it is ur not from jamaica
kay Sep 14, 2017
this thing so help me in English literature...omigosh I got a hundred
bubbles Aug 30, 2018
u know that i am trying to learn something and u guys just keep on saying nonesense
bubbles Aug 30, 2018
oh and anonymous u are so full of yourself and u dont even have a brain to be saying that that is stupid u have a pea size brain
Tony Dec 12, 2018
Abeng is actually a Ghanaian word (akan)language
da boss Dec 15, 2018
why everybody de tink dis chupid
labossta Dec 26, 2018
have no idea
000 Feb 05, 2019
This was very helpful for writing my essay 👌
Jenny Feb 09, 2019
Yes, my people in Suriname are also Maroons and they use it to. They also use it to make obeah.
Jenny Feb 09, 2019
So true Jemarco. You said it all. The same way ut was used by my ancestors too.
Pius Oct 09, 2021
Lol funny in Asante Twi, a local language in Ghana. Its called Ab3n 😂
Yuh Mada Oct 06, 2022
This is trash hehe