TRIBE: PEOPLE OF THE KARO

20th June 2017 BY checkoutafrica

The Karo tribe living along the borders of the Lower Omo River incorporate rich, cultural symbolism into their rituals by using ornate body art, intricate headdresses, and body scarification to express beauty and significance within their community. This lively tribe of around 2000 people is the main sedentary agriculturalist group in the Lower Omo Valley area of southern Ethiopia. Many…

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Fulani People History

2nd June 2017 BY checkoutafrica

The Fula people or Fulani or Fulɓe (Fula,French,Peul, Hausa: Fulani; Portuguese: Fula, Wolof: Pël, Bambara, Fulaw) are one of the largest ethnolinguistic groups in Africa, numbering approximately 40 million people in total. They are one of the most widely dispersed and culturally diverse of the peoples of Africa. The Fulani are bound together by the common language of Fulfulde, as…

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Origin Of Calabar People

14th April 2017 BY checkoutafrica

Calabar (also referred to as ‘Canaan City’) is a city in Cross River State, coastal southeastern Nigeria. The original name for Calabar was Akwa Akpa, from the Efik language[disambiguation needed] The city is watered by the Calabar and Great Kwa Rivers and creeks of the Cross River (from its inland delta). Calabar people are mainly people from the Greater Calabar…

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The Zulu People

6th April 2017 BY checkoutafrica

For many people, the Zulu are the best-known African people. Their military exploits led to the rise of a great kingdom that was feared for a long time over much of the African continent. The Zulu are the descendants of Nguni-speaking people. Their written history can be traced back to the fourteenth century. There are approximately ten million Zulus in…

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Welcome To Olumo Rock.

11th August 2015 BY checkoutafrica

Olumo Rock is a popular tourist attraction in the city of Abeokuta, Nigeria. It was used as a fortress by the Egba people in the early 19th century. Abeokuta Olumo rock, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nigeria, West Africa, sits in the ancient city center of Abeokuta – a name which means “Under the rock”. Abeokuta was…

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