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.
Bangubangu __ A brief encyclopedic entry. -
from wikipedia -
Bangubangu People __ "The Bangubangu are now thought to have a shared
history with other early hunters (pre-Bembe hunters) who passed through
the region, including the Bembe, Boyo, northern Hemba, and Holoholo. All
of these peoples share similar carving styles that venerate the
ancestors. They originated in the southeast around the Lualaba River and
migrated in several waves to their current location near Lake
Tanganyika. Like the Hemba, they have also been greatly influenced by
their contact with the Luba." You will find material relating to
history, culture, political structure, art and more. - From University
of Iowa -
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