7 Oldest tribes in Africa

December 31, 2021
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7. Maasai

According to their oral history, the Maasai originated from the lower Nile valley north of Lake Turkana (Northwest Kenya) and began migrating south around the 15th century. They arrived to a long land mass, stretching from what is now northern Kenya to central Tanzania between the 17th and late 18th century.

6. Berbers

The Berbers of Morocco are the descendants of the prehistoric Caspian culture of North Africa. The de-Berberization of North Africa began with Punic settlement and accelerated under Roman, Vandal, Byzantine and Arab rule. The Arab invasion of the seventh century brought about the Arabization and, eventually, the conversion of the Berbers to Sunni Islam. However, the Berbers, as well as many other North African Muslims retain some of their prehistoric observance of saintly cults. (This is known as Maraboutic Islam.)

5. Sandawe

Although, the Khoisan were originally thought to possess the oldest human DNA lineages, those of the Sandawe are older. This suggests southern Khoisan originated in East Africa. The Sandawe today are considered descendants of an original Bushmen-like people, unlike their modern neighbours, the Gogo. They live now on the area called Usandawe, which stretches from the village of Kwa Mtoro to Farkwa and Sanzawa, and their current population is estimated at several thousand. But let’s go back about 35,000-55,000 years.

4. African Pygmies

All African Pygmies, inhabiting a large territory extending west-to-east along Central Africa, descend from a unique population who lived around 20,000 years ago, according to a new study. The research concludes that the ancestors of present-day African Pygmies and farmers separated, 60,000 years ago

3. Hadza

(2.5-1.5 million years ago) species of primates (hominid) whose fossils and stone tools have been found in Africa. condition of being human, including the study of art, literature, philosophy, and the sciences. person who gets food by using a combination of hunting, fishing, and foraging.

2. Nama

The Nama are one of the oldest indigenous groups in Namibia, the ethnic group of Nama, or Namaqua that literally means ” Nama people “, is a subset of the broader South-African ethno-linguistic group of Khoikhoi, and they are their only true descendants.

1. San (Bushmen)

The San peoples (also Saan), or Bushmen, are members of various Khoe, Tuu, or Kxʼa-speaking indigenous hunter-gatherer cultures that are the first cultures of Southern Africa, and whose territories span Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and South Africa.

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