Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

Categories: Africa | Culture | Lifestyle | Nations | People | Photo project | Tradition | Travel | World

The life of some African tribes may seem strange and bizarre even for the inhabitants of this continent themselves. In total, there are about 1,000 tribes and 50 nations in Africa that speak different languages and profess different religions. Out of a billion people on the continent, about 5 million belong to various tribes. Photos about what representatives of wild tribes are like and how they live, see in this collection ...

19 PHOTOS

Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

1. Masai

The most famous wild people of Africa, live in Kenya and Tanzania. Their population is approximately 100 thousand people. Often representatives of this tribe can be found at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro because this place has a special meaning in their mythology. The Masai have a reputation for being warriors, but they are predominantly herders. These people have preserved their traditions almost in their original form and to this day they practice circumcision of both men and women.

Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

2.

Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

3. Mursi

Representatives of this tribe consider themselves to be the spirits of darkness sent to earth by the god of death Yamda. So they justify the terrible traditions passed down in their families from generation to generation. The main feature of women from the Mursi tribe is a strongly stretched lower lip with a “plate” inserted into it, the diameter of which can reach up to 30 cm. Deceased women who deserve special respect during their lifetime are hung on trees, after cutting off their hands. Other dead people serve as food or raw materials for jewelry and magical potions.

Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

4.

Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

5. Hamar

A tribe living in the fertile valley of the Omo River. A distinctive feature of its representatives is friendliness and love for beautiful and bright clothes and jewelry. Most of all, Europeans are shocked by the marriage ritual, during which men beat the backs of girls and women with rods. According to Hamar, the more scars and scars remain on their bodies, the more attractive and status the future wife will become in the eyes of her fellow tribesmen.

Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

6.

Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

7. Bushmen

In every family of this tribe, there is always an herbalist-healer or a person who can communicate with spirits, cause rains and cure illnesses and ailments. Women of this tribe can often be seen with bald heads and a tuft of hair left in the middle of the crown. And they often use animal bladders as headgear, attaching them to their hair.

Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

8.

Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

9. Samburu

One of the most important components of the life of this tribe is childbearing. If a woman turns out to be barren, she will most likely be subject to persecution and ridicule from her fellow tribesmen. In addition to childbearing, representatives of the Samburu worship the spirits of their ancestors and also engage in divination and the occult. It is believed that conspiracies and sacrifices can increase the birth rate and protect people from diseases.

Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

10. Samburu

One of the most important components of the life of this tribe is childbearing. If a woman turns out to be barren, she will most likely be subject to persecution and ridicule from her fellow tribesmen. In addition to childbearing, representatives of the Samburu worship the spirits of their ancestors and also engage in divination and the occult. It is believed that conspiracies and sacrifices can increase the birth rate and protect people from diseases.

Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

11. Zulu

The number of representatives of this tribe reaches 10 million people and they are quite a large part of the entire tribal community. These people believe in a creator god, and all the negative phenomena of life - illness, death, and other misfortunes - are attributed to evil spirits and sorcerers. The Zulu tribe is one of the cleanest in Africa, so they have constant ablutions and house cleaning in their customs.

Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

12. 

Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

13. Bantu

Bantu are quite friendly and bright people of Africa with a very memorable appearance and jet-black skin. The women of this tribe are in solidarity with the Mursi tribe and also increase their lower lip by inserting huge disks into it. The life of the wild Bantu tribes is mainly connected with agriculture and farming. They live in houses made of branches and coated with clay on top.

Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

14.

Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

15. Noob

An absolutely original tribe that managed to maintain its originality to the maximum. Representatives of the Nubu speak exclusively their own language and do not come into contact with the outside world at all. Women of this tribe have incredible beauty and worthy external data: long legs and slender figures. Perhaps that is why they received the right to independently choose a groom for themselves and appoint him to their husbands even without his consent.

During the marriage ritual, the grooms sit with their backs to the brides performing the dance. After the performance, the girl approaches the guy she likes and puts her foot on his shoulder. She made her choice, and the opinion of the groom is not taken into account.

Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

16. 

Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

17. Himba

The Himba people live in clay huts, similar to yurts, in which there is only one sleeping place. In places where this tribe lives, there is a shortage of water, so in order not to waste excess moisture, the Himba practically does not wash. To absorb unpleasant odors, they apply a special composition of a reddish color to the body, which gives the body a characteristic aroma.

Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

18.

Colorful continent: 20 photos of African tribes

19. Spit

The habitat of the tribe is the Cape Province. The Xhosa tribe is often called the "red people" because they are always dressed in red, and the type of headdress on the heads of women can determine their marital status. Young Xhosa men are obligated to be circumcised before marriage. After the ceremony, they cover the body with white clay to please the spirits and go to the mountains for 2 weeks.

Keywords: Colorful continent | Continent | Africa | World | African tribes | Inhabitants | Different religions | Nations | Various tribes

Recent articles

Scientists have found that creative people want to delete their brain
Scientists have found that creative people want to delete ...

Employees of the medical center of göttingen, Germany, found that the brains of creative people prevents them from earning. To ...

What are the golden hands of a stylist and photographer and a little magic capable of
What are the golden hands of a stylist and photographer and a ...

Emily London Miller is a portrait photographer, a teacher of the art of photography and a bit of a sorceress. She sees in ordinary ...

"Oleg, where is the layout? Igor": the story of the manager's unrequited love for the designer
"Oleg, where is the layout? Igor": the story of the manager's ...

A meme about Oleg, Igor and the layout is gaining momentum in social networks. It all started with a photo of a banana lying on the ...

Related articles

What Cairo looked like in 1910
What Cairo looked like in 1910

These color photos were taken in Cairo in 1910, when it was growing rapidly. More precisely, these are slides painted by hand, on ...

Hotel with giraffes
Hotel with giraffes

Giraffe Manor Hotel in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, has the attraction of living next door to giraffes. Giraffes graze near the ...

11 years ago, a "white angel" was born to a Nigerian couple. What a beauty the girl has become over the years
11 years ago, a "white angel" was born to a Nigerian couple. ...

Sometimes life gives people unexpected surprises that they could not expect. Some of these sudden events are associated with not ...