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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.


 

Bamun People __ "The Cameroon Grasslands can be divided into three smaller subgroups, one of which is the Bamum. Within the Bamum complex there are numerous smaller ethnic groups, which are loosely affiliated with one another and share many historical and political similarities while retaining separate identities. All members of this group originally came from an area to the north and migrated in various complex patterns throughout the last several centuries." You will find material related to history, political structure, religion, culture and art. - From University of Iowa - http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/people/Bamum.html

Bamun people __ A brief encyclopedic entry with links to related topics. - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamun_people

Image:Bamun sultan palace __ The palace of the sultan of the Bamun people at Foumban, West Province, Cameroon. - illustrated - From wikimedia.org - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Bamun_sultan_palace.jpg 

Linguistic Lineage for Bamun __ A look at the timeline and evolution of the Banum language. - From ethnologue.com - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_lang_family.asp?code=bax 


 

 

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