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.
__ "Aowin are an Akan peoples living in southern Côte
d'Ivoire. The rise of the early Akan centralized states can be traced to
the 13th century and is likely related to the opening of trade routes
established to move gold throughout the region. It was not until the end
of the 17th century, however, that the grand Asante Kingdom emerged in
the central forest region of Ghana, when several small states united
under the Chief of Kumasi in a move to achieve political freedom from
the Denkyira." You will find material related to history, religion,
culture, arts and more. - From University of Iowa -