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noun
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.
also known as
kachu
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anonymous
11 years ago

this is stupid

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10 years ago

ok

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Jermaine
9 years ago

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?

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akira
9 years ago

ok it is all right

Martinique
Martinique
nick
8 years ago

u ppl crazy

British Virgin Isles.
British Virgin Isles.
makide
8 years ago

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.

Jamaica
Jamaica
megajordon
8 years ago

this is a nice history of the maroon's abeng to go in your stupid big head. you favour stupid boy out a street

Jamaica
Jamaica
Britney Ellis
8 years ago

It is a educated information to all students who are learning and also parents

Jamaica
Jamaica
Britney Ellis
8 years ago

It is also use to call the maroons or indicate that something is happening

Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
mashanda
8 years ago

and it is was very useful at that time

Jamaica
Jamaica
cathelia
8 years ago

This information is well said and also informative .......... This is something added to my knowledge

Aruba
Aruba
Mik
8 years ago

This is stupid

British Virgin Isles.
British Virgin Isles.
A girl (obvious)
8 years ago

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

Dominica
Dominica
Chase
7 years ago

Persons who say this is stupid your the stupid ones cause you can't learn

Jamaica
Jamaica
Tarique
7 years ago

This was useful information.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamarco
6 years ago

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.

Barbados
Barbados
lol
6 years ago

it is helpful to some people but some not others but it is quite interesting

Jamaica
Jamaica
6 years ago

omg...you guys r so disgusting...the person who says it is stupid...fyi ur not from jamaica

Jamaica
Jamaica
6 years ago

this thing so help me in English literature...omigosh I got a hundred

Jamaica
Jamaica
bubbles
5 years ago

u know that i am trying to learn something and u guys just keep on saying nonesense

Jamaica
Jamaica
bubbles
5 years ago

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

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Tony
5 years ago

Abeng is actually a Ghanaian word (akan)language

Belize
Belize
5 years ago

why everybody de tink dis chupid

Jamaica
Jamaica
labossta
5 years ago

have no idea

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
000
5 years ago

This was very helpful for writing my essay 👌

Suriname
Suriname
5 years ago

Yes, my people in Suriname are also Maroons and they use it to. They also use it to make obeah.

Suriname
Suriname
5 years ago

So true Jemarco. You said it all. The same way ut was used by my ancestors too.

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Pius
2 years ago

Lol funny in Asante Twi, a local language in Ghana. Its called Ab3n 😂

Dominica
Dominica
Yuh Mada
last year

This is trash hehe

Jamaica
Jamaica
R
8 months ago

Some of u dutty people just a look attention, all a unuh from irrelevant countries that no body checking fa… move unuh rasa