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.
__ "Kassena peoples belong to a larger subset of
peoples in the area of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana
collectively known as Gurunsi. This term is applied to these peoples,
who share common histories, languages, and political structures, but it
also carries pejorative overtones in local usage. Most of Gurunsi live
in modern day Burkina Faso, and the degree to which recent Kassena
history differs from their northerly neighbors, such as the Nuna, Bwa,
and Winiama, is because they live in modern day Ghana." You will find
material related to art, culture, history, religion, political structure
and more. - From University of Iowa -
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