Bijago warrior dancer in his traditional outfit

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Bijago traditional acrobatic warrior dance Bijago have traditionally resented all centralized authority,whether Portuguese,*French*, English, German or contemporary government officials. In 1447,when the Portuguese explorer, Nuna Tristao, tried to conquer the Bijagos, they killed him instantly because they do not want any form of rule except their matriarchal traditional system that create chiefs to rule them. […]

NDEBELE MANALA NDEBELE AND NDZUNDZA NDEBELE PEOPLE SOUTH AFRICA`S ARTISTIC, COLORFUL DRESSING AND PEACEFUL PEOPLE

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Ndebele (South/original Ndebele) people artistic Bantu-speaking people of Nguni extraction comprising abakwaManala (the Manala Ndebele) and abakwaNdzundza (the Ndzundza Ndebele) located in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Ndebele people: Initiates at Iqhude (coming out ceremony). Note beaded leg ornaments (golwani) and beaded aprons. The size and shape of an Ndebele woman’s apron communicates information about her status […]

Ethnic Gbagyi or Gwari gils of Gbagyi Cultural troupe from Abuja, Nigeria

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Ethnic Gbagyi or Gwari gils of Gbagyi Cultural troupe from Abuja, Nigeria. The Gbagyi`s are the original owners of the Capital Abuja. Gbagyi or Gwarri (also spelled Gbari) are peaceful, agriculturalist, artistic and Nupoid-speaking people living in North-Central geo-political zone of Nigeria. They predominantly live in the Niger, Kaduna States and the Federal Capital Territory. […]

A beautiful ethnic Ewe woman from Togo, West Africa dressed in Agotime weaved Kente, wearing precious beads

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A beautiful ethnic Ewe woman from Togo, West Africa dressed in Agotime weaved Kente, wearing precious beads and a chain with her body painted in an awesome designs during the annual “Festivals Des Divinites Noires” (The Festival of Black Deities) held at Aneho in Togo, West Africa. The “Festivals Des Divinites Noires” (The Festival of […]

Commonwealth of Dominica kids wearing their traditional African Creole dress

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Commonwealth of Dominica kids wearing their traditional African Creole dress for Creole Day celebration. The West African influences in Dominica The majority of the people of the Caribbean are the descendants of West Africans originating from a wide range of tribal groups, whose members were captured along the West African seaboard and from the interior […]