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Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by kandiikane(m): 3:49am On Jul 21, 2012
Afar
Location: Are an ethnic group in the Horn of Africa, mainly in Eritrea, Djibouti and the Afar Region in Ethiopia, Africa. They are sometimes called Danakil. The Afar has acquired a reputation as a warrior tribe through the various conflicts in their region during the past century.

The guns are used to protect the animals.









http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23-Dk9SA9V4&feature=related
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by Nobody: 4:04am On Jul 21, 2012
Pretty Thread. cheesy
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by YorubaOmoge: 4:05am On Jul 21, 2012
Nice thread, will brb cheesy

On phone.
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by kandiikane(m): 4:08am On Jul 21, 2012
Ahaggar Tuareg
Location: Ahaggar Tuaregs of Algeria, Africa, are part of a larger group of Berber-speaking Tuaregs.









This below just looks beautiful.


Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by Nobody: 4:29am On Jul 21, 2012
But Annoy6 Said North Africans Are not African....So i think she will object to this.
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by kandiikane(m): 4:42am On Jul 21, 2012
Akan
Location: Ghana

subgroups:
Akuapem-Language: Akuapem (Akan cluster of Twi)
History:
Akuapem are one group of several Akan peoples living in southern Ghana and southeastern Côte d'Ivoire. Akan is a generic term which refers to a large number of linguistically related peoples. The largest and best known ethnic groups include Asante and Fante peoples, who live in southern Ghana, and Baule and Anyi peoples in southeastern Côte d'Ivoire. The rise of the early Akan centralized states can be traced to the 13th century and is 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. The Asante confederacy was dissolved by the British in 1900 and colonized in 1901. Although there is no longer a centralized Akan confederacy, Akan peoples maintain a powerful political and economic presence.


Asante or Ashanti-Language: Asante (Akan cluster of Twi)
History:
The rise of the early Akan centralized states can be traced to the 13th century and may be 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. It is said that the Golden Stool of the Asante descended from heaven to rest on the knees of Osei Tutu, the first Ashantehene, who was guided by his adviser the priest Okomfe Anokye.

The Golden Stool became the focal point of the creation of the Akan confederacy, of which the most important people were the Asante. The Asante dominated Ghana for the next 200 years and are still a dominant political force today.

Religion:
The spiritual center of the Asante alliance is the mystical Golden Stool. It is believed to have descended out of the skies in the late 17th century as a result of the prayers of Okomfo Anokye, chief priest of the King of Asante, Nana Osei Tutu. The stool was presented to the people after the defeat of the Denkyira, and Anokye declared that it contained the spirit of the whole of the Asante nation and that all of the strength of the nation depended on the safety of the stool. Essentially, the stool embodies the political unity of the Akan states and the power of the chiefs of Asante. Another essential part of Asante religion is the honoring of departed kings who are represented by stools which have been blackened during a sacrificial ceremony. Although the golden stool is clearly a more visible representation of the spiritual link to the King, it is the blackened stool that truly honors the strength and continuity of the throne.










Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by kandiikane(m): 4:45am On Jul 21, 2012
~Royal~:
But Annoy6 Said North Africans Are not African....So i think she will object to this.

How can someone not be African when their country is in Africa and they are indigenous? What stup!dity is that?

@Topic, for the akan people, there are more subgroups but I am putting only two.

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Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by YorubaOmoge: 4:52am On Jul 21, 2012
Egypt does not consider itself an African country.

I met this Egyptian boy once, he claimed Caucasian.
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by YorubaOmoge: 5:00am On Jul 21, 2012
Himba tribe of Northern Namibia.








awwww







BLACK HAIR DOES GROW LOL Fulanis/Himbas have proven it.







Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by kandikane: 5:01am On Jul 21, 2012
Yoruba_Omoge: Egypt does not consider itself an African country.

I met this Egyptian boy once, he claimed Caucasian.

Lool!

Ethnicities from all over Africa will be looked at. As long as it's in Africa.
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by YorubaOmoge: 5:01am On Jul 21, 2012
kandikane:

Lool!

Ethnicities from all over Africa will be looked at. As long as it's in Africa.

Exactly.

If you're in Africa, you're African.
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by kandikane: 5:04am On Jul 21, 2012
Yoruba_Omoge:

Exactly.

If you're in Africa, you're African.
Yess!
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by kandiikane(m): 5:08am On Jul 21, 2012
Bana
Location: Ethiopia, Africa. They are primarily located in the Gemu Gofa province, which is east of the Omo River and north of Lake Turkana. This area, called the Lower Omo region, has remained one of the most inaccessible and least developed part of East Africa.








http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7TvJR5RFVQ
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by YorubaOmoge: 5:08am On Jul 21, 2012
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Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by kandiikane(m): 5:11am On Jul 21, 2012
I like the look of the himbas, especially the colouring.
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by YorubaOmoge: 5:15am On Jul 21, 2012



This is a new one.


Never seen this type of earrings(?). Looks like credit card.

Might be a tracking device.
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by kandikane: 5:20am On Jul 21, 2012
Lol, no.

It's scratch cards they now use for earringsm
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by kandiikane(m): 5:23am On Jul 21, 2012
I just read that the Bassa people of liberia can be trace back to egypt-as in origins.
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by Nobody: 5:25am On Jul 21, 2012
Yoruba_Omoge: Himba tribe of Northern Namibia.








awwww







BLACK HAIR DOES GROW LOL Fulanis/Himbas have proven it.










Bunch of Dead Hair and Clay.
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by YorubaOmoge: 5:27am On Jul 21, 2012
kandiikane: I just read that the Bassa people of liberia can be trace back to egypt-as in origins.

Can you post it here?


~Royal~:




Bunch of Dead Hair and Clay.

Waka >>>>>>>>
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by Nobody: 5:33am On Jul 21, 2012
Damn, she going in ABC order...gonna have to wait till like page 37 for her to get to Wolof

Awesome Thread Though
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by kandiikane(m): 5:43am On Jul 21, 2012
Bella
Location: Niger and Mali. They are tuaregs. They use to be slaves to tuareg nobles when the tamashek society was divided








Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by kandiikane(m): 5:44am On Jul 21, 2012
Yoruba_Omoge:

Can you post it here?




Waka >>>>>>>>

I will do, I am just looking for more images and information on them.
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by Nobody: 5:46am On Jul 21, 2012
Did Mami just call me Waka Flaka Flame Low Key? LmL
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by pleep(m): 5:48am On Jul 21, 2012
Great thread, more himba pics plz! they are so sexy
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by london2lasgidi(m): 5:49am On Jul 21, 2012
aye, why post ancient pictures?
pee-ons.
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by Nobody: 5:51am On Jul 21, 2012
pleep: Great thread, more himba pics plz! they are so sexy




lol^
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by YorubaOmoge: 5:52am On Jul 21, 2012
~Royal~:
Did Mami just call me Waka Flaka Flame Low Key? LmL

lmao. Waka = walk away in pigdin English.
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by kandikane: 5:53am On Jul 21, 2012
Because we need to you more traditional views of the culture, not them wearing western outfits.

Plus, it will be very hard trying to look for a more western looking himba woman on facebook.

She will probably say she's from namibia and that's it.

If you want to see pictures check onila's threads.
Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by YorubaOmoge: 5:53am On Jul 21, 2012
kandiikane: Bella
Location: Niger and Mali. They are tuaregs. They use to be slaves to tuareg nobles when the tamashek society was divided



Wouldn't they still be Tuaregs? Why "Bella"?

Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by Nobody: 5:53am On Jul 21, 2012
Aye that bella lady holding that child kind of fine


Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by YorubaOmoge: 5:55am On Jul 21, 2012
kandikane: Because we need to you more traditional views of the culture, not them wearing western outfits.

Plus, it will be very hard trying to look for a more western looking himba woman on facebook.

She will probably say she's from namibia and that's it.

If you want to see pictures check onila's threads.


You're doing fine.

Continue as you were.

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