Reviewed Resources for Students and
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.
Babanki Art & Masks __ Annotated gallery of
click-to-enlarge images of Babanki art. - illustrated - From
Babanki People __ "The Babanki are part of a larger cultural area known
collectively as the Western Cameroon Grasslands and live in the northern part of
Northwest Province. They originally came from an area to the north and migrated
in various complex patterns throughout the last several centuries." You will
find material related to history, religion, economics, art, culture and more. -
From University of Iowa -
Linguistic Lineage for Babanki __ Traces the origin of the Babanki language.
- from ethnologue.com -
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