Reviewed Resources for Students and
African Anthropology - General
peoples L through Z
go to A through K
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.
Urhobo People __ "Although the exact origin of the Urhobo peoples is
not known, they are closely related to their immediate neighbors based
on linguistic and cultural similarities. Urhobo oral history is
contradictory in that it claims that their origins are related those of
the Bini, but at the same time indicate that they are not Bini people."
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