Adjoukrou people


Adjoukrou / Adjukru / Adyukru / Ajukru / Bubari

The Adjoukrou people, also known as the Adyukru, Adioukrou, Adyoukrou, Ajukru, and the Bubari are an ethnic group and tribe of the Ivory Coast indigenous to the Dabou area of the Grands-Ponts region of the country's Lagunes District.

The Adyukru are numbering 159,000. (, 2023)

Adjoukrou People

The Adjukru are a unique ethnic group in Ivory Coast. They are obviously of Kru origins, but they also have many characteristics of the Lagoon peoples among whom they live in Dabou. Their own traditions have them migrating to their present area from the northwest. The other Lagoon peoples claim to have come from the east. Also, unlike the Lagoon groups, the Adjukru maintain elaborate age-group hierarchies in their social structure. The Adjukru are concentrated along the western portion of the Ebrie lagoon near the town of Dabou.



The Adjoukrou people are considered a Sub-Saharan Peoples associated most closely with the Guinean people cluster of Central African ethnic groups. The Adjoukrou affiliate with the Lagoon culture group present in their region of the Ivory Coast.

According to Ethnologue, the Adjoukrou population numbered at around 140,000 in 2017. There is no indication that the Adjoukrou are significantly present outside of Ivory Coast.

Literacy rates among the Adjoukrou are estimated at between 30% and 60%.



Economically, the Adjukru are farmers and are deeply involved in palm oil production and the palm oil trade.



The Adjukru language, belongs to the Kwa languages group of languages.

Adjukru (Adioukrou, Adyoukrou, Adyukru, Ajukru) is a language spoken in Ivory Coast by the Adjoukrou people. It has an uncertain classification within the Kwa branch of the Niger–Congo family.



The religious breakdown of the tribe is mainly Christian with a majority of 90% of Adjoukrou adhering to Christian of any type and 10% believing in indigenous ethnic religions of any type. The Christian population is broken down as follows with the majority of around 60% belonging to independent Christian churches, 30% Protestants of any type and 10% adhering to Catholicism. Around 3% of the Christian population adhere to Evangelicalism of any kind, likely a proportion of the independent Christian churches figure.