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Tribe of the Week: Chokwe People

December 15, 2017 By

An all new Chokwe tribe page is up, be sure to learn more about them here. The Chokwe are a large group of people in Africa as their population is estimated to be around 1.3 million people. The live in parts of Angola, DRC and Zambia. Chokwe government is usually headed... Read More

Tribe of the Week: The Dan People

December 6, 2017 By

An all new tribe page on the Dan people is live! Go read all about them here. The Dan originated in Western Sudan, now Mali and Guinea, and currently reside in Liberia. The Dan have traditional animist beliefs; the belief that objects, places and creatures all have a distinct spiritual... Read More

Tribe of the Week: Pende People

November 23, 2017 By

A brand-new tribe page is up for the Pende people! Take a look here and learn about their matrilineal society. Their political system is largely controlled by lineage and marriage, therefore extended family members serve the needs of social control within each Pende community. Read more in the link! For... Read More

Tribe of the Week: The Baga People

November 21, 2017 By

An all new tribe page is up for the Baga people! Take a look here. The Baga live in the swampy lands of the Guinea Atlantic coastline. Their name is most likely from the phrase, “bae raka,” which means “the people of the seaside.” The Baga people often create serpent... Read More

Tribe of the Week: Igbo People

November 16, 2017 By

We’ve got some new info up on our Igbo tribe page! Read all about it here. The Igbo are very influenced by religion and a supreme god being named Chukwu (a compound of the words, Chi, or “spritiual being,” and Ukwu, meaning “great in size”). They believe everything in this... Read More

Tribe of the Week: The Dogon People

October 31, 2017 By

  Read our newly updated page on the Dogon tribe here. In light of Halloween, we thought it’d be perfect to share a little bit about the Dogon people and their legends of extraterrestrial contact. Yes, you read that right! Aliens! According to legends, Nommo–a race of beings from the... Read More

Tribe of the Week: The Benin People

October 26, 2017 By

We’ve added some additional information to our Benin tribe page! Check it out here. The Benin are known for their bronze statues (see images above), specifically their gorgeous bronze leopard statues. Leopards appear in Benin art more than any other animal or other motif. As “king of the forest,” the leopard... Read More