The Kran / Krahn People are an Ethnic Group of Liberia and Côte d'Ivoire. This group belongs to the Kru Language Family, and its People are sometimes referred to as the Wee / We, Guéré, Sapo, or Wobe. It is likely that Western contact with the Kru Language is the primary reason for the development of these different names.
The majority Kran People still practice a form of Animist Religion, Ancestor Worship, and Villages are organized under the auspices of their Gla Secret Society.
The Gla Secret Societies of the Kran People are charged with Maintaining Social Control and safety, including Judicial Functions, as well as officiating at Harvest Ceremonies and Funerals. They use “Male” Masks to Confer Authority on the Wearer in the Performance of his important Community Functions.