Africa, African Anthropology - General Resources
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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.
Laka Lega Lobi Luba Luchazi Luluwa Lunda Luvale Lwalwa Maasai Makonde Mambila Mangbetu Manja Mbole Mende Mitsogo Mossi Mumuye Ngbaka Nkanu Nok Nuna Oron Owo Pende Pokot Punu San Senufo Shambaa Shona Songo Songye Suku Swahili Tabwa Tuareg Urhobo We Wimiama Wodaabe Wolof Woyo Wum Yaka Yombe Yoruba Zaramo Zulu
Wodaabe - An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wodaabe
Wodaabe People __ "Wodaabe are mainly nomadic herders and traders. The routes they established in western Africa provided extensive links throughout the region that fostered economic and political ties between otherwise isolated ethnic groups. Dairy products produced from cattle were traded to sedentary farmers for agricultural products and luxury items." You will find material related to art, culture, history, religion, political structure and more. - From University of Iowa - http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/people/Wodaabe.html
Wodaabe of Southeastern Niger __ "The geographic area of this case study is the southeastern corner of the Republic of the Niger, a region of the Sahel immediately west of northern Lake Chad. It is part of the department of Diffa, and is called Karal Kawlaa (‘the plain of Kawlaa’) by the Wodaabe themselves." A brief look with photos. - illustrated - From fao.org -
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