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.
Eket __ "The Eket are a people who live in Akwa
Ibom State, south-east Nigeria, Africa. They number around one
million,..." A general overview of the Eket People. - From
Eket People __ "The Eket are really a subgroup of the Ibibio, and
their history is best described in that context. The Ibibio have lived
in the Cross River area of modern day Nigeria for several hundreds of
years, and though written information about them only exists in colonial
records from the late 1800s on, oral traditions have them in the region
much earlier than this." You will find material related to history,
culture, religious belief and more. - From University of Iowa -