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Tribes

The diverse tribes of Africa.

Djibouti Tribes star
The Afar and Somali tribes are the two tribes that live in Djibouti. Here is some basic information about each tribe.

Lake Fundudzi and Venda Legends star
The mystical Lake Fundudzi lies in the Soutpansberg region of southern Africa. For the Venda people it is a sacred place and has been an important part of their spiritual tradition for centuries.

Luba Customs and Traditions star
The Luba were a great empire residing in what is now modern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their society began declining in the 1800's with the advent of colonialism. The greatly reduced tribe continues to live in southern DRC.

Luo Tribe History and Culture star
The Luo originally from Sudan migrated into Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Barack Obama's father was a Luo from Kenya.

Tribes of Africa from Algeria through Congo (DRC) star
This is the first in a series of articles listing the tribes in Africa in alphabetical order by country.

Tribes of Africa from Djibouti through Ivory Coast star
This is the second in a series of articles listing the tribes in Africa in alphabetical order by country.

Tribes of Africa from Kenya through Nigeria star
This is the third in a series of articles listing the tribes in Africa in alphabetical order by country.

Tribes of Africa from Reunion through Zimbabwe star
This is the fourth in a series of articles listing the tribes in Africa in alphabetical order by country.

Yoruba Baby Names - Female star
Having many children is often a sign of wealth in many of the African cultures as well as blessings from God. A child's name often reflects these beliefs.

Yoruba Baby Names - Male star
A new baby is given a name during a traditional naming ceremony on their eighth day of life. Children are often named after the circumstances in which they were born, as a honor to God, or as a reflection of the wealth they bring to their family.

Zulu Baby Names - Female star
Zulu children are named before they are born. The Zulu tribe doesn't have a naming ceremony, but rather a ceremony to introduce the new baby to the family's ancestors.

Zulu Baby Names - Male star
Zulu children are named before they are born. Babies are named depending on circumstances or relationships in the family.

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