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.
Akuapem People __ "Akuapem are one group of several Akan peoples living in
southern Ghana and southeastern Côte d'Ivoire. Akan is a generic term which
refers to a large number of linguistically related peoples." You will find
material relating to population, location, economy, religion, history and much
more. - From University of Iowa -
__ Overview including
Akuapem history, culture and more. - From gateway-africa.com -
List of rulers of the Akan state of Akuapem
__ List of rulers (kings) from 16th century to present. - From wikipedia -
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