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.
Luluwa People __ "The Luluwa are closely related to the Luba Kasai
and migrated along with them in the 18th century following an attack by
the Luba Katanga. All of the palm trees in the region were cut down on
the orders of Chief Kalamba in an effort to inhibit the consumption of
palm wine. In 1875, he introduced and encouraged the smoking of hemp as
an alternative, and a series of rituals developed surrounding the
practice among the Luluwa. Both ivory and slaves were traded to the
Chokwe in exchange for guns prior to European colonization." You will
find material related to art, culture, history, religion, political
structure and more. - From University of Iowa -