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List of African Tribes

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Numerous tribes in Africa are geographically and linguistically related and often share the same traditions and customs. 
Since the majority of sub-Saharan African tribes originated in central and west Africa. 
They migrated across the continent for variety of causes, and their shared main origin is seen in their shared root languages.
The Saharan and northern tribes were influenced by Arabic in terms of language, culture, and traditions. 
Numerous tribal tribes felt pressure to relocate further south on the African continent as result of the growth of Islam, the Arab slave trade, and conflict.
The Khoi and San indigenous peoples of southern Africa were forced into more remote locations as result of the spread of the central African tribes. 
In contrast to the majority of African tribes, the Khoi san (Bushmen) are part of far earlier prehistoric grouping than the San. 
It’s noteworthy to note that the first black African tribes did not arrive in what is now known as the Transkei region of South Africa until the 16th or 17th century in the extreme southeast of southern Africa.

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African Tribes Known to Exist in Alphabetical Order:

Abe
Abidji
Abron
Abure
Adanse
Adjukru
Afar
Afo
Agbogho monnwhu
Agwa
Aizi
Akan
Akuapem
Aladyan
Ambo
Anang
Anyang
Anyi
Aowin
Arugba
Asante
Asinda
Akye
Avikam

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Bafo
Baga
Bakota
Balante
Bali
Bamana
Bambara
Bamileke
Bamum
Bana
Bangba
Bangubangu
Bangwa
Bankoni
Banyambo
Barambu
Bariba
Barotse
Basikasingo
Bassa
Baster
Baule
Beke
Bella
Bemba
Bembe
Bena Luluwa
Bende
Benin
Berber
Bete
Betsi
Bidjogo
Bidyogo
Bijema
Bira
Bjiri
Boa
Bobo
Bodo
Boki
Bongo
Boni
Borana
Bozo
Buganda
Bundu
Burra
Bushoong
Buyu
Bwa
Bwaka
Bwende
Bwile
Byeri
Byeru

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Chagga
Chamba
Chokwe
Chopi
Dabakala
Dagari
Dakakari
Damara
Dan
Dinka
Diomande
Dioula
Djenné
Dogon
Dorobo

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Ebandza
Edan
Ega
Ejagham
Eket
Ekoi
Ekonda
Elefon
Elegba
Eotile
Epa
Esie
Esuma
Ewe

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Fale
Fang
Fante
Fon
Frafra
Fuga
Fulani
Few

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Gan
Gaola
Gato
Gbekre
Gciriku
Geh
Ghimbala
Gio
Giryama
Gogo
Goma
Gon
Grebo
Guerre
Guerze_Kpelle
Guin
Gurage
Guro
Gurunsi
Gwa

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Hamar
Hamba
Hausa
Hehe
Hemba
Herero
Himba
Holoholo
Hutu
Hungana

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Ibibio
Idoma
Igala
Igbira
Igbo
Igbo Ukwu
Ijo
Iraqw

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Jaba
Jukun
Kafigeledio
Kaguru
Kaka
Kanu
Kara
Karo
Karagwe
Karamojong
Karsina
Kassena
Katana
Katsina
Kerebe
Kete
Kholuka
Kigango
Kikuyu
Kipsigi
Kissi
Kiteki
Kom
Koma
Komo
Kongo
Konso
Koro
Kota
Kpaniya
Kpelie
Kponiugo
Kran
Krinjabo
Krobu
Kru
Kuba
Kusu
Kuyu
Kwahu
Kwame
Kwangali
Kwele
Kwere
Kyaman

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Laka
Lamba
Landuma
Lega
Leka
Lele
Lemba
Lenge
Lengola
Lese
Liko
Lobedu
Lobi
Loma
Lombi
Lomotwa
Lovale
Lovedu
Lozi
Luba Upemba
Luchazi
Lulua
Lumbo
Lunda
Lungu
Luvale
Lwalwa
Lwena

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Maasai
Mabaan
Mabea
Mahafaly
Mahongwe
Makonde
Malinke
Mambila
Mandinka
Mangbetu
Manja
Mano
Marka
Masai
Mau
Mbala
Mbanja
Mbete
Mbo
Mbole
Mbukushu
Mbunza
Mbuti
Medje
Mende
Mfumte
Mindumu
Mitsogo
Mongo
Mossi
Mpo
Mumuye
Munchi
Mvuba

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Nalu
Nama
Namji
Nande
Ndaaka
Ndabi
Ndebele
Ndengese
Ngbaka
Ngbandi
Ngere
Ngoni
Nguni
Nkanu
Nkondi
Nok
Ntumu
Nuna
Nupe
Nyamwezi
Nyanga
Nyanzi
Nyindu
Nyoro

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Obamba
Ogboni
Ogoni
Ogowe
Okua
Ondumbo
Oromo
Oron
Ovambo
Ovimbundu
Owe
Owo
Pangwa
Pedi
Pende
Pere
Pfemba
Pokot
Pomdo
Punu
Pygmy

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Qua
Rungu
Sakalava
Salampasu
Samburu
San
Sango
Sanwi
Sapi
Segou
Senufo
Shamaye
Shambaa
Shambiu
Shangaan
Sherbo
Shi
Shilluk
Shona
Sikasingo
Sikka
Sokoto
Somali
Songhai
Songo
Songola
Songye
Soninke
Sotho
Subia
Suku
Surma
Susu
Swahili
Swazi

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Tabwa
Tale
Teke
Tellem
Temne
Tetela
Thonga
Tikar
Tiv
Tjiwara
Toma
Tongwe
Totela
Toubou
Tsogho
Tsonga
Tswana
Tuareg
Tumbwe
Tutsi
Twifo
Urhobo
Venda
Vezo
Vili
Wassa
We
Winiama
Wodaabe
Wolof
Wongo
Woyo
Wum
Xhosa
Yaka
Yaure
Yeyi
Ymbe
Yoruba
Zande
Zaramo
Zela
Zimba
Zombo
Zulu

 

 

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