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.
African Art and the Bembe __ Brief essay about Bembe
art. - From forafricanart.com -
__ "The Bembe originate from the northwest forests of Congo
(Zaire). They are representative of numerous ethnic traditions including Lega,
pre-Lega, Boyo-Kunda, and Bemba. They are a tough and proud people who absorbed
other populations and their systems of thought in the process of carving out
their current homeland in a time of widespread conflict and under economic
pressure from European invaders and slave traders during the 19th century." You
will find information related to history, culture, political structure, religion
and more. - From University of Iowa -
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