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|Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by kandiikane(m): 2:15pm On Jul 21, 2012|
I am all for the one-ness of Africa. Division can cause havoc and hold the continent back.
People can assume through ignorance that north africa is only made up of arabs.
The same way we have diversity in sub-saharan african, that's the same way we have diversity in nothern africa.
As the title says, let's embrace our diversity.
I will continue posting pictures when I have had a good rest.
|Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by PAGAN 9JA(m): 2:22pm On Jul 21, 2012|
i like this thread. i wish all the tribes of AFrica a hearty congratulations for surviving into the 21st century, inspite of all the troubles. we are strong peoples and we will live for ever. .
|Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by Nobody: 3:25pm On Jul 21, 2012|
|Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by Mister G: 4:54pm On Jul 21, 2012|
Rendille Tribe in Kenya
) are a Cushitic-speaking ethnic group inhabiting the northern Eastern Province of Kenya.
The ethnonym Rendille translates as "Holders of the Stick of God".
The Rendille are believed to have originally migrated down into the Great Lakes area from Ethiopia in the more northerly Horn region, following southward population expansions by the Oromo and later the Somali.
Traditionally, they are nomadic pastoralists, tending camels, sheep, goats and cattle. The camels are generally kept in the northern part of their territory and the cattle in the southern section.
The first ethnological study of the Rendille was published at the turn of the 20th century by William A. Chanler. It described the unmixed Rendille that his party encountered as tall, slender and reddish-brown in complexion, with soft, straight hair and narrow facial features. Chanler additionally remarked that many of the Rendille possessed "fierce" blue eyes, a physical peculiarity that was also later noted by Augustus Henry Keane (1900), John Scott Keltie (1904) and John Henry Patterson (1909).
According to Ethnologue, there were approximately 34,700 Rendille speakers in 2006. Most are concentrated in the Kaisut Desert and Mount Marsabit in the Marsabit District of Kenya's northern Eastern Province.
The Rendille speak the Rendille language (also known as Rendile or Randile) as a mother tongue. It belongs to the Cushitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic family.
Some Rendille also use English or Swahili as working languages for communication with other populations.
The Ariaal sub-group of the Rendille, who are of mixed Nilotic and Cushitic descent, speak the Nilo-Saharan Samburu language of the Samburu Nilotes with whom they cohabit
She is a settled Rendille.
|Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by PAGAN 9JA(m): 10:07pm On Jul 21, 2012|
is it just me or has anyone else notice the Rendille using plastic decorative roses on their head, the made-in-china type.
|Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by Nobody: 10:11pm On Jul 21, 2012|
Yoooooooo.?.....Dude Looks Awesome.
|Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by Nobody: 3:10am On Jul 22, 2012|
HOT HOT HOT!!!
|Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by shukz11: 9:32am On Jul 22, 2012|
|Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by Nobody: 6:01pm On Jul 22, 2012|
Umm, excuse me but can the OP finish this Thread?
With her stinking Tree Climbing azzz, and Sweaty SeneGambian Vagena.
|Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by Mister G: 6:28pm On Jul 22, 2012|
Nama (in older sources also called Namaqua) are an African ethnic group of South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. They traditionally speak the Nama language of the Khoe-Kwadi (Central Khoisan) language family, although many Nama also speak Afrikaans. The Nama are the largest group of the Khoikhoi people, most of whom have largely disappeared as a group, except for the Namas. Many of the Nama clans live in Central Namibia and the other smaller groups lives Namaqualand, which today straddles the Namibian border with South Africa.
|Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by Mister G: 7:02pm On Jul 22, 2012|
The Manasir people (Arabic: المناصير) constitute one of many Sunni Arab riverine tribes of Northern Sudan. They are not to be confused with the Al Manaseer of the Gulf region in the Arabian Peninsula based mainly in the United Arab Emirates. They inhabit the region of the Fourth Cataract of the Nile and call their homeland Dar al-Manasir. Similar to their neighbouring tribes, the upstream Rubatab (الرباطاب) and the downstream Shaiqiyah (الشايقيّة), the Manasir are indigenous nile culture who adapted Islam and became Arabic speakers. Unlike other riverain tribes of the Sudan a considerable part of their population actually lives as Bedouins in the adjacent Bayudah Desert. The nomadic life of herding their stock of goats, sheep and camels in desert valleys is however limited for many to the rainy season, coinciding with the annual inundation of the Nile.
Similar to other Arab tribes, the people trace their origins back to one historical ancestor. According to the current oral tradition of many Manasir this person is called Mansur and belongs to the line of descendants of al-'Abbas, the uncle of Muhammad. According to their self presentation in a recent publication by a committee of Manasir responsible for relocation issues resulting from the Merowe Dam, which is going to affect all villages of Dar al-Manasir, multiple explanations of their origin are offered (LAGNAH 2005:2):
The Manasir living in Gezira claim that their apical forefather is called Mansur bin Qahtan (منصور بن قحطان), belonging to the Southern Arabs called Qahtaniin (القحطانيين).
Some historians (sources not mentioned) trace the origin of the Manasir back to the Kawahla (الكواهلة), saying that they are sons of Mansur bin 'Aim (منصور بن عايم).
Other historians (sources not mentioned) insist that they are the descendants of a group of cousins from a Shaiqi clan called al-Hankab (الحنكاب), who had to migrate after internal fights. According to the last opinion Mansur is a direct descendant of King Sabir (الملك صبير).
It might be worth mentioning that earlier travellers witnessed Beja and Bisharin influences from the Red Sea Hills among the Manasir (INNES 1931:187). Strong similarities of their burial customs with that of the Nubians can still be observed (cf. CAVENDISH 1966, Local beliefs among the Manasir).
Critical research suggests that the current Manasir community should be viewed as a voluntary amalgamation throughout the centuries between indigenous mostly Nubian groups, descendants of emigrating Arabs and recruited tribal minorities living among them or in the adjoining areas. By recognizing a common genealogical pedigree, all members of the tribe establish a system of mutual respect, rights and obligations, thereby uniting themselves in their claims for land and other resources against neighbouring tribes. Varying detailed charts of their genealogy can be studied in SALIH (1999:20) and TAIYEB (1969:between 4-5).
The current Manasir clans are divided into Riverain Manasir (Manasir al-Nil, مناصير النيل) and Bedouin Manasir (Manasir al-Badiyah, مناصير البادية), (cf. TAIYEB 1969:2).
Manasir al-Nil: al-Wahabab (الوهاب), al-Suleimaniyah (السليمانية), al-Kabanah (الكبانة), al-Diqeisab (الدقيساب), al-Hamsab (الهامزاب), al-Ga'al (الجعل), al-'Ababsah (العبابسة), al-Farei'ab (الفريعاب) [Rubatab], al-Hamdatiab (الحمدتياب) [Shaiqi] and al-'Amasib (العماسيب).
Manasir al-Badiyah: sharing the grazing grounds of Abisba' (ابسباع) and Sani (سانى) are al-Khabra (الخبرا), al-Hamamir (الحمامير), al-Muleikab (المليكاب) and al-Kagbab (الكجباب).
During the dry season some clans migrate to the desert area of the Kababish tribe to the west (Khala' Kabushiyah, خلاء كبوشية) others to the grazing grounds of Wad Hamid (بادية ود حامد) in the Ga'ali Country (الجعليين) or to the Rubatab (الرباطاب) Country.
|Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by Nobody: 7:30pm On Jul 22, 2012|
OffTopic: The Arabic Script(Abjad) is so Beautiful....The Most aesthetically pleasing to the unbiased Eye of all Writing Systems.
Light Years of Beauty Beyond Latin.
|Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by kengis: 8:30pm On Jul 22, 2012|
Nice thread !
|Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by kandiikane(m): 9:20pm On Jul 22, 2012|
Lol, royal, sharrap. I'm at a shoot so can't research more ethnic groups coz I'm on my phone.
|Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by Nobody: 3:20am On Dec 25, 2012|
Documentary on the Afar tribe.
|Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by NRI PRIEST(m): 2:19pm On Dec 25, 2012|
This girl,you n dey tire...Since when did we started having Yoruba in Gambia.
|Re: Ethnic Groups Of Africa---- Let's Embrace Our Diversity. by NRI PRIEST(m): 2:27pm On Dec 25, 2012|
Thanks for correcting that silly girl. Before you know it she will start running around websites claiming Gambia is a Yoruba land.
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