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.
Kwere People __ "The ancestors of Kwere peoples migrated into what is
now Tanzania around 1000 A.D. from the south in the area of northern
Mozambique. They moved into the area with their contemporary Bantu
neighbors and gradually displaced the hunters who had previously
inhabited the grasslands. Nearing the coast, they encountered the
ancestors of the Islamized Swahili peoples." You will find material
related to art, culture, history, religion, political structure and
more. - From University of Iowa -