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.
__ You will find an overview of Senufo history and culture.
"The Senufo are a group of people living in northern Cote d'Ivoire and
Mali. They are known as excellent farmers and are made up of a number of
different groups who moved south to Mali and Cote d'Ivoire in the 15 and
16th centuries." - From The Africa Guide -
Senufo People __ "All Senufo art is made by specialized artisans, which may
diminish regional stylistic differences. Figures representing the ancestors are
common, as are brass miniatures and small statues, which are used in divination.
There are several types of masks used by the Poro society." You will find
material related to art, culture, history, religion, political structure and
more. - From University of Iowa -