eBook Ethnic Groups Of Africa And Middle East: An Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

  • John A. Shoup
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  • ISBN-10: 159884363X
  • ISBN-13: 9781598843637
  • DDC: 305.80096
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

ETHNIC GROUPS OF AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST contains encyclopedic entries arranged alphabetically within ethno-linguistic classifications. Each entry has four main sections: an introduction identifying the language group, where they are found, and their numbers; a brief discussion of their origins and early history; a section on cultural life that includes religion, literature, social organization, and art; and a final section on political organization and recent history. The contents are appropriate for high school and undergraduate students as well as for experts who need a refresher on groups in Africa and the Middle East. While certain ethnic groups have been combined into a single entry, some—such as the Tuareg, who are a Berber people—are described within their own entries because of their importance in history or cultural domination.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Half Title Page.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction: Ethnicity in Africa and the Middle East.
Note on Spelling.
1: Acholi.
2: Afar.
3: Afrikaner.
4: Akans.
5: Aka Pygmies.
6: Amhara.
7: Annang.
8: Arabs.
9: Armenians.
10: Assyrians.
11: Bafur.
12: Bakhtiyari.
13: Baluch.
14: Bamileke.
15: Bassa.
16: Batwa.
17: Baule.
18: Beja.
19: Bemba.
20: Berbers.
21: Beti/Beti-Pahuin.
22: Bilen.
23: Bini/Edo.
24: Chagga.
25: Chewa.
26: Chokwe.
27: Copts.
28: Creole.
29: Dan.
30: Diola.
31: Dogamba.
32: Dogon.
33: Ewe.
34: Fon.
35: Fulbe.
36: Fur.
37: Ga.
38: Ganda.
39: Gilaki and Mazandarani.
40: Gwari.
41: Hadza.
42: Haratin.
43: Hausa.
44: Herero.
45: Hutu.
46: Igbo.
47: Ijaw.
48: Isoko.
49: Jews.
50: Kalenjin.
51: Kamba.
52: Kanuri.
53: Khoisan.
54: Kikuyu.
55: Kongo.
56: Kuba.
57: Kurds.
58: Lebou.
59: Lele.
60: Lemba.
61: Lingala.
62: Lozi.
63: Luba.
64: Lulya.
65: Lunda.
66: Luo.
67: Lur.
68: Makonde.
69: Malagasy.
70: Mande.
71: Mangbetu.
72: Mbulu.
73: Mbundu.
74: Mbuti Pygmies.
75: Mende.
76: Mossi.
77: Nguni.
78: Nilotic.
79: Non-Africans: Asians.
80: Non-Africans: Europeans.
81: Nuba.
82: Nubians.
83: Nyamwezi.
84: Oromo.
85: Ovambo.
86: Ovimbundu.
87: Persians.
88: Rendille.
89: Senufo.
90: Sereer/Serer.
91: Shona.
92: Somalis/Issas.
93: Songhay.
94: Sotho/Tswana.
95: South Arabian.
96: Surma.
97: Swahili.
98: Talysh.
99: Téda/Tubu.
100: Temne.
101: Tigray/Tigrinya.
102: Tigre.
103: Tiv.
104: Tonga.
105: Tsonga.
106: Tuareg/Tuwariq.
107: Turks.
108: Tutsi.
109: Ubykh.
110: Venda.
111: Vili.
112: Wolof.
113: Yao.
114: Yoruba.
115: Zaghawa.
116: Zande.
117: Zaza/Dimli.
List of Contributors.
Geographical Index.
Index.
About the Author.