Reviewed Resources for Students and Teachers
Africa, African Anthropology - General Resources
By peoples A through K go to L through Z
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.
Akan Akuapem Akye Anyi Aowin Asante Babanki Baga Bali Bamana Bamileke Bamum Bangubangu Bangwa Baule Beembe Bembe Berber Bidyogo Bobo Bushoong Bwa Chokwe Dan Diamande Dogon Eket Fang Fante Fon Frafra Fulani Hausa Hemba Holoholo Ibibio Idoma Igbira Igbo Ijo Kabre Karagwe Kassena Katana Kom Kongo Kota Kuba Kusu Kwahu Kwere
Please 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.
Anyi / Baule Language Page __ An overview and demographics of Anyi speakers. - From Michigan State University - http://www.isp.msu.edu/AfrLang/Anyi_Baule-root.html
Anyi People __ "The Anyi live in loose neighborhoods of family housing complexes which are generally spread apart. There is usually a local headman, who is directed by a council of elders and who represents his constituency in regional politics." You will also find information relating to economics, culture, religion, history and more. - From University of Iowa - http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/people/Anyi.html
Anyi Tribe __ General overview including art, history, culture and more. - From gateway-africa.com - http://www.gateway-africa.com/tribe/anyi_tribe.html
Resources on the Anyi __ Index of websites with information related to the Anyi. - From mongabay.com - http://www.mongabay.com/indigenous_ethnicities/african/Anyi.html