Reviewed Resources for Students and
African Anthropology - General
peoples A through K
go to L through Z
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.
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.
Hemba People __ "Near the end of the 16th century, the Hemba began their
migration from an area to the northeast, probably modern day Tanzania. In the
1800s under the direction of Niembo and his son, Myhiya, the Hemba moved into
their current location along the Congo (Zaire) River. The Luba unsuccessfully
tried to incorporate the Southern Hemba into their growing kingdom." You will
find material relating to history, culture, art, religion, political structure
and more. - From University of Iowa -
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