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.
Shambaa People __ "Shambaa history can be divided into three periods.
The first begins with the settling of Shambaa peoples in the Usambara
mountains over 200 years ago and extends until the early 19th century
when the Kilindi ruled supreme in Shambaa territory. The first Kilindi
king was Mbegha, an exile from neighboring Ngulu." You will find
material related to art, culture, history, religion, political structure
and more. - From University of Iowa -
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