Reviewed Resources for Students and
African Anthropology - General
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.
Akye Arts __ You will find a good article and images of Akye art
forms. - illustrated - From African Art Museum -
__ "Akye 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." You will find history relating to population, religion,
economy, history and more. - From University of Iowa -
Category:Akye people __ Small gallery of
click-to-enlarge images. - From wikimedia.org -
Census: Akye community urged to come out enmasse for
enumeration __ "The Oron-Akye, Alhaji Abdullahi Magaji Ugah has called on
the Akye community in Lafia-East Development Area to come out enmass to be
enumerated in the forth coming national population census." this story and
other information about the Akye. - From nasarawastate.org -
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