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Successive waves of migration brought them overland from the east and north, and by the sea.Those coming from the Gedeh forests to the north claimed Mount Pahn in the Putu Range as their ancestral home.They lived mostly in five large towns along the coast: Nana Kru, Settra Kru, King Willie Town, Fishtown, and Sasstown, the largest and most powerful. The Grebos were centered around Grand Cess, Cape Palmas, and Tabou, with power concentrated in Grand Cess.Migrant workers were recruited in and around these three centers.The Kru along with the Grebo resisted Maryland settlers' efforts to control their trade.They were also infamous amongst early European slave raiders as being especially averse to capture.Geological flights in the 1950s confirmed the remains of a village on the summit of the mountain, half-shrouded in clouds of mist and ancient mystery.Those migrating from across the Cavalla and down the Atlantic seaboard have their own oral histories and myths centered around the crossing of the dangerous surf waters in canoes.

According to Breitbonde, categorization of communities based on cultural distinctiveness, historical or ethnic identity and socio-political autonomy“ may have brought about the large numbder of distinct Kru dialects; "Although the natives were in many respects similar in type and tribe, every village was an independent state; there was also very little intercommunication".The Kru people inhabit a homeland in coastal southeastern Liberia and neighboring Cote d`Ivoire (Ivory Coast).Some Kru have also migrated to the neighboring Sierra Leone to work as fishermen and dockworkers.Nevertheless, the Kru people rely on the forest for farming supplemented by hunting for their livelihood.Overall, in 2010, Kru and associated languages were spoken by 95 percent of the approximate 3.5 million people in Liberia.

According to Breitbonde, categorization of communities based on cultural distinctiveness, historical or ethnic identity and socio-political autonomy“ may have brought about the large numbder of distinct Kru dialects; "Although the natives were in many respects similar in type and tribe, every village was an independent state; there was also very little intercommunication".

The Kru people inhabit a homeland in coastal southeastern Liberia and neighboring Cote d`Ivoire (Ivory Coast).

Some Kru have also migrated to the neighboring Sierra Leone to work as fishermen and dockworkers.

Nevertheless, the Kru people rely on the forest for farming supplemented by hunting for their livelihood.

Overall, in 2010, Kru and associated languages were spoken by 95 percent of the approximate 3.5 million people in Liberia.

The arrival in the 1820s of African-American settlers at first had very little impact on the Kru.