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The peoples of Africa are often described in terms of their ethnic background or their languages.  There are several thousand ethnic groups in Africa, ranging in physical stature from the short Pygmies to the tall Maasai, each with its own cultural traditions.  Here are only a few of them.

Akan   Akuapem   Akye   Anyi   Aowin   Asante   Babanki   Baga   Bali   Bamana   Bamileke  Bamum   Bangubangu   Bangwa   Baule   Beembe   Bembe   Berber   Bidyogo   Bobo   Bushoong   Bwa   Chokwe   Dan   Diamande   Dogon   Eket   Fang   Fante   Fon   Frafra   Fulani   Hausa   Hemba   Holoholo   Ibibio   Idoma   Igbira   Igbo   Ijo   Kabre   Karagwe   Kassena   Katana   Kom   Kongo   Kota   Kuba   Kusu   Kwahu   Kwere

 

 

Please note:  Some of the peoples and associations presented here are so closely related that more than one topic heading may apply.  For example, The Akan people are given a page of their own, yet the Asante ( Ashanti ) are also an Akan people, as are the Akuapem.  So, a full search for the 'Akan' may involve looking at pages dedicated to sub-groups as well.  Some sub-group pages may contain only a link or two, but they are still part of a much larger picture.

You will find a similar relationship among some of other peoples listed here.  This is a case where a little advanced knowledge of the subject may be an advantage when using these pages.


Bidyogo People __"Although not much is known about the origins of the Bidyogo, their language definitely connects them with the current occupants of the coastal mainland. It is known that at one time mainland peoples related to the Bidyogo extended far north along the coast into present day Mauritania and were gradually forced south as a result of southward Berber movement." You will find material related to history, religion, political structure and more. - From University of Iowa - http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/people/Bidyogo.html

Linguistic Lineage for Bidyogo __ Trace the origins of the Bidyogo language. - from ethnologue.com - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_lang_family.asp?code=bjg

Who Are the Bidyogo? - The civilization of the Bissagos Islands __ You will find a general overview of the Bidyogo people. - illustrated - From softpedia.com - http://news.softpedia.com/news/Who-Are-the-Bidyogo-79464.shtml


 

 

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