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.
Ijo People __ "The Ijo rely largely upon their relationship with the rivers
and ocean for their survival. They depend on trading goods and fishing to
supplement farming and hunting. Yams and processed palm oil are produced in
large quantities for outside trade. Women normally participate in large market
systems where people trade and sell wares for pleasure, as well as survival.
Wealth is often redistributed through the institution of dowries." You will find
material related to art, culture, history, religion, political structure and
more. - From University of Iowa -