Reviewed Resources for Students and
African Anthropology - General
peoples L through Z
go to A through K
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.
Winiama People __ "Winiama emigrated north from northern Ghana with
their Nuna neighbors at the end of the 15th century before the Nakomsť (Mossi)
advance. The Mossi invaders were never able to successfully maintain
power in Winiama territory, because the horses on which they depended
for military power quickly became sick and died." You will find material
related to art, culture, history, religion, political structure and
more. - From University of Iowa -
Top of Page