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Africa, African Anthropology - General Resources


By peoples A through K  go to L through Z


The 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.

Akan Akuapem Akye Anyi Aowin Asante Babanki Baga Bali Bamana Bamileke Bamum Bangubangu Bangwa Baule Beembe Bembe Berber Bidyogo Bobo Bushoong Bwa Chokwe Dan Diamande Dogon Eket Fang Fante Fon Frafra Fulani Hausa Hemba Holoholo Ibibio Idoma Igbira Igbo Ijo Kabre Karagwe Kassena Katana Kom Kongo Kota Kuba Kusu Kwahu Kwere



Please 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.


Akye Arts __ You will find a good article and images of Akye art forms. - illustrated - From African Art Museum - http://www.zyama.com/akye/index.htm

Akye People __ "Akye are an Akan peoples living in southern Côte d'Ivoire. The rise of the early Akan centralized states can be traced to the 13th century and is likely related to the opening of trade routes established to move gold throughout the region." You will find history relating to population, religion, economy, history and more. - From University of Iowa - http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/people/Akye.html

Category:Akye people __ Small gallery of click-to-enlarge images. - From wikimedia.org - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Akye_people

Census: Akye community urged to come out enmasse for enumeration __ "The Oron-Akye, Alhaji Abdullahi Magaji Ugah has called on the Akye community in Lafia-East Development Area to come out enmass to be enumerated in the forth coming national population census."  this story and other information about the Akye. - From nasarawastate.org - http://www.nasarawastate.org/newsday/news/nasarawa/10201132707.html 


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