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A Turkana woman wears all the finery of her tribe: brass lip plug,beaded collar decorated with bleached shells of the African land snail,leaf-like ear ornaments and metal earrings from which hang tiny rings of goat horn. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366109
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A Turkana woman wear...
Turkana girls return home from a Waterhole with water containers made of wood. Their cloaks are goatskin embellished with glass beads. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03437159
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Two Maasai women in traditional attire chat to each other. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366169
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A Hadza woman digs for edible tubers with a digging stick.The Hadzabe are a thousand-strong community of hunter-gatherers who have lived in the Lake Eyasi basin for centuries. They are one of only four or five societies in the world that still earn a living primarily from wild resources. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03355173
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A young Turkana girl has had the rims of her ears pierced in seven places and keeps the holes open with small wooden sticks. After marriage,she will hang leaf-shaped metal pendants from each hole. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366112
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A young Turkana girl...
When a Turkana woman gives birth,four goats will be slaughtered in a twenty-four-hour period to celebrate the occasion. The skin of the first goat will be made into a pouch for carrying the baby on its mother's back. The small wooden balls on the back of this pouch are charms to ward off evil spirits. The baby is wearing a bracelet of ostrich eggshell beads. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366118
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A young Turkana girl adorned with necklaces of a style the Southern Turkana prefer to wear. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366113
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In the semi-arid terrain of Turkanaland,women have to travel great distances to collect firewood. Like other Nilotic people,Turkana women balance heavy loads on their heads with graceful carriage and poise. The attire of this woman is typical of married women in the tribe. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366108
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The numerous decorated iron bracelets worn by a Datoga woman. During song and dance,she will rub them together to keep rhythm. Her traditional attire includes a beautifully tanned leather dress embellished with beads. The Datoga (known to their Maasai neighbours as the Mang'ati and to the Iraqw as Babaraig) live in northern Tanzania and are primarily pastoralists. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03355207
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The numerous decorat...
A Maasai woman in traditional attire. The preponderance of white glass beads in her ornaments denotes that she is from the Kisongo section of the Maasai,the largest clan group,which lives on both sides of the Kenya-Tanzania border. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03355138
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A Maasai woman in tr...
Two Turkana girls set off to fetch water from a nearby Waterhole. Their water containers are made of wood by the women of the tribe. Their 'V' shaped aprons are made of goatskin and have been edged with hundreds and hundreds of round discs fashioned out of ostrich eggshells. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366116
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Two Turkana girls se...
An old Datoga woman. Her traditional attire includes a beautifully tanned and decorated leather dress . The Datoga (known to their Maasai neighbours as the Mang'ati and to the Iraqw as Babaraig) live in northern Tanzania and are primarily pastoralists. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03355206
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A Turkana girl's necklaces are well-oiled with animal fat and glisten in the sun. The use of red ochre has been copied from their Samburu neighbours and is not widespread. Occasionally,a girl will put on so many necklaces that her vertebrae stretch and her neck muscles gradually weaken. The partially shaven head is typical of Turkana women and girls. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366110
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A Turkana girl's nec...
Old Datoga women wearing beautifully tanned and decorated leather dresses sing a short distance from their homes. They keep rhythm by rubbing their numerous iron bracelets together.The Datoga (known to their Maasai neighbours as the Mang'ati and to the Iraqw as Babaraig) live in northern Tanzania and are primarily pastoralists. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03355205
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Old Datoga women wea...
Samburu girls paint each others faces with abstract designs in readiness for a dance. Already,their necks and beaded necklaces have been coated with red ochre. Only girls and warriors decorate their faces; the orange powder they use is called blue. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366049
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A pretty young Turkana girl has already had the flesh below her lower lip pierced in readiness for a brass ornament after her marriage. The rims of her ears have also been pierced and the holes kept open with small wooden sticks. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366114
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A pretty young Turka...
A Turkana girl in all her finery. Among the Turkana,cicatrization is a common form of beautification. She wears a crucifix given to her by a missionary; they are popular ornaments despite not necessarily being associated with Christianity. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366117
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A Turkana girl in al...
A Maasai woman wearing a very fine beaded necklace. The predominant white colour of her glass beadwork marks her as a Kisingo Maasai,the largest clan group of her tribe living either side of the Kenya-Tanzania border. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03355143
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A Maasai woman weari...
A Samburu woman singing. The strings of black and white beads hanging from her ears signify that she has two grown-up sons who are warriors of the tribe. Note: the traditional horn snuff container hanging from her neck. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366590
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A Samburu woman sing...
A Turkana girl's necklaces are well-oiled with animal fat and glisten in the sun. Occasionally,a girl will put on so many necklaces that her vertebrae stretch and her neck muscles gradually weaken. The partially shaven head is typical of Turkana women and girls. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366111
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A Turkana girl's nec...
Two Maasai women deep in conversation. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366168
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Two Maasai women dee...
Young Samburu girls dance during a wedding celebration. By arching their backs and thrusting out their chests,they flick their beaded necklaces up and down while dancing silently to the songs of the warriors. Their bodies and necklaces have been smeared with red ochre. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366050
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A young Samburu girl dances during a wedding celebration. By arching her back and thrusting out her chest,she flicks her beaded necklaces up and down while dancing silently to the songs of the warriors. Her body and necklace have been smeared with red ochre,and her eyebrows blackened with charcoal dust mixed with animal fat. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03437157
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A young Samburu girl...
Hairstyle of Himba women, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 841-06342689
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Himba woman making butter in a dried pumpkin, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Nico Tondini, Code: 700-06936148
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Himba woman making b...
Close-up of feet and legs of Himba woman, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Nico Tondini, Code: 700-07067368
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Portrait of Himba women, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa, Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Nico Tondini, Code: 700-07067373
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Portrait of Himba wo...
Herero tribal girl portrait, Damaraland, Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-06677176
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A young Pokot woman sings to celebrate the opening of a new pre primary school at Ngaini, a remote area of the Kerio Valley. Despite her youth, her jewellery denotes she is already married. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-06542264
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Group Of Masai People in Traditional Dress Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: GreatStock, Code: 873-06440975
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Maasai woman standing outdoors Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: GreatStock, Code: 649-06433216
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Portrait of Himba Woman in Traditional Dress Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: GreatStock, Code: 873-06440555
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Portrait of Himba Wo...
Woman from the Bodi tribe wearing a traditional lip plug. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Aurora Photos, Code: 856-06110877
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Impala Herd and Bushman Mother And Child Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: GreatStock, Code: 873-06440237
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Tribal woman from the Bodi tribe carrying her baby. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Aurora Photos, Code: 856-06110887
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Portrait of Two Masai Women Tanzania Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: GreatStock, Code: 873-06440384
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Himba Tribe Outdoors Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: GreatStock, Code: 873-06440552
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A Nyangatom woman grinds sorghum using two stones. Typical of her tribe,she wears a heavily beaded calfskin skirt,multiple layers of bead necklaces and metal bracelets and amulets. The Nyangatom or Bume are a Nilotic tribe of semi-nomadic pastoralists who live along the banks of the Omo River in south-western Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03354065
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A Nyangatom woman gr...
Himba Tribe Clapping Hands Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: GreatStock, Code: 873-06440559
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Tribal Bodi woman carrying her belongings. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Aurora Photos, Code: 856-06110874
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Tribal Bodi woman ca...
Bush People Sitting Outdoors Namibia Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: GreatStock, Code: 873-06440222
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A Datoga baby is carried in a leather carrier on his mothers back  The traditional attire of Datoga women includes beautifully tanned and decorated leather dresses and coiled brass ornaments of every description. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03821033
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A Datoga baby is car...
Himba Woman and Child Sitting Near Fire Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: GreatStock, Code: 873-06440558
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Himba Woman and Chil...
Portait of a Mursi girl with clay lip plate, and hairstyle that indicates she is going through puberty,The Mursi Hills, Mago National Park, Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 841-03505106
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A woman belonging to the NIIS hunter gatherer band wears a beautifully decorated leather cape.The NIIS live in the harsh environment of a vast expanse of flat sand and bush scrub country straddling the Namibia-Botswana border. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820241
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A woman belonging to...
Portrait of Mursi Tribeswoman, Omo Valley, Ethiopia    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Albert Normandin, Code: 700-01993261
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Portrait of Himba Woman, Opuwo, Namibia    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Frank Rossbach, Code: 700-02694004
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Portrait of Himba Wo...
Masai WOman with Child, Kenya    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Henrik Olund, Code: 700-02693950
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Samburu Tribesmen doing Traditional Dance, Loisaba Wilderness Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Sergio Pitamitz, Code: 700-03460355
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Samburu Tribesmen do...
Portrait of a Mursi woman with clay lip plate, Mursi Hills, Mago National Park, Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 841-03505105
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Baka woman gathering fruit and nuts with her baby, Cameroon Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Minden Pictures, Code: 848-03272963
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African woman holding basket of fruit    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Blend Images, Code: 833-02246017
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A Dassanech woman carries a bundle of wood home at sunset. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) are Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03354089
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A Dassanech woman ca...
A close-up of a Pokot woman's earrings,hairstyle and beaded ornaments. Only married women wear brass earrings and glass-beaded collars. The band over her head supports the weight of her heavy earrings. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366283
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A close-up of a Poko...
Portrait of Mursi Tribeswoman, Omo Valley, Ethiopia    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Albert Normandin, Code: 700-01993260
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Portrait of Mursi Tr...
Portrait of Himba Woman With Baby, Kaokoveld, Namibia    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Frank Rossbach, Code: 700-02694014
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Ngongo (Megaphrynium macrostachyum) leaves used by Baka woman to make a Mongolu, a hut made from sticks and leaves, Cameroon Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Minden Pictures, Code: 848-03272997
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A Maasai girl in traditional attire. The predominant white colour of her beadwork and the circular scar on her cheek denote that she is from the Kisongo section of the Maasai,the largest clan group,which lives either side of the border in Kenya and Tanzania. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03355141
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A Maasai girl in tra...
Pokot women and girls dancing to celebrate an Atelo ceremony. The Pokot are pastoralists speaking a Southern Nilotic language. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03888697
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Himba woman milking a cow, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa , Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Nico Tondini, Code: 700-07067377
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Pokot men, women, boys and girls dancing to celebrate an Atelo ceremony. The Pokot are pastoralists speaking a Southern Nilotic language. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03888691
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Pokot men, women, bo...
An attractive Hamar woman leads a goat to sell at Dimeka, the largest market in the Hamar country of Southwest Ethiopia.People travel there great distances on foot to attend the weekly commercial and social event. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820469
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Niger,Timia Oasis. Local Tuareg woman. Traditionally,Muslim Tuareg women do not wear veils but the men keep their faces covered. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03365497
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A Nyangatom woman stands with her baby on her hip beside her grass hut in his temporary camp. Nyangatom married women wear elaborately beaded skirts which reach the ground at the back and often have panels of different coloured calkfskin sewn into the tail  The Nyangatom or Bume are a Nilotic tribe of semi nomadic pastoralists who live along the banks of the Omo River in south western Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820427
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A Nyangatom woman wears numerous strands of beads made from wood.The Nyangatom are one of the largest tribes and arguably the most warlike people living along the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia. They form a part of the Ateger speaking people  a cluster of seven eastern Nilotic tribes to which the Turkana of Northern Kenya and the Karamajong of Eastern Uganda belong. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820553
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A Nyangatom woman we...
Men and women dance during a month long Dassanech ceremony. The men wear leopard, cheetah or serval cat skins draped on their backs and black ostrich feather headdresses. The women, dressed in skins, hang a single black and white colobus monkey skin down their backs. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820349
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Two young Karo girls stand in front of the massive trunk of a fig tree. A small Omotic tribe related to the Hamar,who live along the banks of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia,the Karo are renowned for their elaborate body painting using white chalk,crushed rock and other natural pigments. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03354095
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Samburu girls are given strings of beads by their fathers when they are still young. As soon as they are old enough to have lovers from the warrior age-set,they regularly receive gifts from them. Over a period of years,their necklaces can smother them up to their necks. The metal cross-like ornament hanging from the girl's headband has no religious significance. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366047
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Samburu girls are gi...
A Mursi girl, accompanied by her dog, carries a large clay pot to collect water from the Omo River. Her earlobes are already pierced and extended, and decorated with round clay discs.She is dressed in skins, attractively decorated with thin stripes.The culture, social organisation, customs and values of the people have changed little. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820367
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A Mursi girl, accomp...
A pretty Borana girl at Mega in southern Ethiopia wears brightly coloured cotton cloth and numerous strings of beads. The pastoral Borana live either side of the southern Ethiopian/northern Kenya border and form a large and important group of the Oromo-speaking cluster of tribes. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03353991
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A pretty Borana girl...
Portrait of Himba Girl, Opuwo, Namibia    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Frank Rossbach, Code: 700-02694015
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Portrait of Himba Gi...
A young Turkana girl wearing an attractively beaded leather apron and belt stands outside her mother's home. Sansevieria or wild sisal lines the lower walls of the house. Cicatrization round the nipples of a girl is not an uncommon form of beautification. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366127
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A young Turkana girl...
The evening before a Samburu boy is circumcised,he must lean over his mother under a special ochred goatskin cape as she milks a cow that has not given birth more than twice. This milk will be kept overnight in a traditional wooden gourd-like container and will be poured over the boy's head just before he is circumcised early the next morning. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366543
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The evening before a...
A Hamar woman blows a tin trumpet at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony.The Hamar are semi nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women wear striking traditional dress and style their red ochred hair mop fashion.The Jumping of the Bull ceremony is a rite of passage for young men. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820511
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A Datoga woman relaxes outside her thatched house.The traditional attire of Datoga women includes beautifully tanned and decorated leather dresses and coiled brass armulets and necklaces. Extensive scarification of the face with raised circular patterns is not uncommon among women and girls. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03821003
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A Datoga woman relax...
Baka woman performing a dance by splashing the water after returning from gathering fruit, Cameroon Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Minden Pictures, Code: 848-03272969
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Baka woman performin...
Henna patterns on hands Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: IIC, Code: 832-03724977
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A group of NIIS hunter gatherers sit round their fire and smoke.They are a part of the San people, often referred to as Bushmen.They differ in appearance from the rest of black Africa having yellowish skin and being lightly boned, lean and muscular.They live in the harsh environment of a vast expanse of flat sand and bush scrub country straddling the Namibia Botswana border. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820229
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A group of NIIS hunt...
A Turkana woman sitting in the doorway of her hut. Her heavy mporro braided necklace identifies her as a married woman. Typical of her tribe,she wears many layers of bead necklaces and a beaded headband. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366497
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A Turkana woman sitt...
Turkana women and girls are responsible for watering livestock,which is unusual among pastoral societies. Here,a girl waters cattle from a Waterhole dug in the sand of a seasonal watercourse. The Turkana manipulate the horns of their ox's into perfect symmetry or any whimsical shape that takes the owner's fancy. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366137
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Turkana women and gi...
Baka woman is cutting very thin pieces of a leaf for food, Cameroon Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Minden Pictures, Code: 848-03272973
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An old Pokot woman dancing during an Atelo ceremony. The cow horn container usually contains animal fat. Kenya Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03888688
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An old Pokot woman d...
A Karo woman wears an elaborate headdress made from the wing-cases of beetles and a cape of calf skin fringed with cowrie shells. A small Omotic tribe related to the Hamar,who live along the banks of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia,the Karo are renowned for their elaborate body painting using white chalk,crushed rock and other natural pigments. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03354097
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A Karo woman wears a...
A Turkana woman,typically wearing many layers of bead necklaces and a series of hooped earrings with an pair of leaf-shaped earrrings at the front,sits in the entrance to her hut. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366494
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A Turkana woman,typi...
A Datoga woman relaxes outside her thatched house.The traditional attire of Datoga women includes beautifully tanned and decorated leather dresses and coiled brass armbands and necklaces.Scarification of the face is not uncommon among women and girls. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03821031
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A Datoga woman relax...
Hamar women dance around cattle at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony as a rainbow gives colour to a threatening sky overhead.The Hamar are semi nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women wear striking traditional dress and style their red ochre hair mop fashion.The phallic protrusion of the women's chokers denote they are their husbands first wives.The Jumping of the Bull ceremony is a ri Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820517
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Hamar women dance ar...
Two Giriama girls pound corn outside their home using a large wooden mortar and pestles. Their small skirts are made from strips of printed cotton material - a traditional dress of Giriama women and children. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366189
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Two Giriama girls po...
A bushman,or San,weeps in a trance as he is helped by members of his band during a sing-song round their campfire. The men have rattles wound round their legs to help the rest of them keep rhythm during their dances.These NS hunter gatherers live in the Xai Xai Hills close to the Namibian border. Their traditional way of life is fast disappearing. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03289589
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A group of Nyangatom girls and women with beautifully decorated leather skirts gather to dance.The Nyangatom are one of the largest tribes and arguably the most warlike people living along the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820544
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Masai Woman Wearing Jewelry, Kenya, Africa    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Henrik Olund, Code: 700-01633232
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Local market in the Dorze tribal area, Ethiopia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 841-03676185
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Baka tribe member in farm camp with bananas, Cameroon Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Minden Pictures, Code: 848-03272972
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A Mursi woman wearing a large clay lip plate and ear ornaments to match.Shortly before marriage, a girls lower lip will be pierced and progressively stretched over a year or so while some of her teeth will be removed for the plate to fit snugly.The size of the lip plate often determines the quantum of the bride price.   The reason for this singular practice is not fully understood but Mursi women  Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820565
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A Nyangatom woman dries sorghum and other corn in the vicinity of her elevated grain stores, which prevent loss when the Omo River bursts its banks.The Nyangatom are one of the largest tribes and arguably the most warlike people living along the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820550
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A Samburu bride waits pensively outside her new home until she is enticed in with promises of cattle.Her wedding gown is made of three goatskins, which are well oiled and covered in red ochre.She carries on her back a gourd full of milk and a small wooden jar containing butter.She now wears the mporro necklace of married women. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820649
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A Samburu bride wait...
At the conclusion of a Parpara ceremony when a pregnant woman is blessed for a successful birth, Pokot women tie grass necklaces round each other using the grass which she had sat on during her blessing. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03888709
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An attractive girl from the Kediyo tribe carries a large,beautifully made umbrella. Its wooden frame is covered with the dried leaves of ensete,the false banana plant (seen growing in the background). Widely cultivated in southern Ethiopia,ensete roots and stems,which are rich in carbohydrates,are either cooked and eaten as a porridge or made into bread. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03353992
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An Afar girl with braided hair has very noticeable scarification on her cheeks. Scarification is practiced in only a few sections of her tribe. Proud and fiercely independent,the nomadic Afar people live in the low-lying deserts of Eastern Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03353975
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Ritual dancing round cows and bulls before the initiate jumps, Jumping of the Bulls initiation ceremony of the Hamer (Hamar) people, Turmi, Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 841-02917049
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A Samburu girl drives her family's flocks of fat-tailed sheep and goats to grazing grounds after her brothers have watered them from wells dug in the Milgis - a wide,sandy seasonal watercourse that is a lifeline for Samburu pastoralists in the low-lying,semi-arid region of their land. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366025
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A Samburu girl drive...
A Mursi woman wearing a large clay lip plate. Shortly before marriage, a girls lower lip will be pierced and progressively stretched over a year or so. The size of the lip plate often determines the quantum of the bride price. They live in a remote area of southwest Ethiopia along the Omo River, the country's largest river. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820365
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A young married Pokot woman wearing the traditional beaded ornaments of her tribe which denote her married status. The Pokot are pastoralists speaking a Southern Nilotic language. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03888700
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A young married Poko...
Legs of Himba woman, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Nico Tondini, Code: 700-06936149
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Karo men and girls enjoy a dance.The Karo excel in body art. Before dances and ceremonial occasions, they decorate themselves elaborately using local white chalk, pulverised rock and other natural pigments.The Karo are a small tribe living in three main villages along the lower reaches of the Omo River in southwest Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820497
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Gabbra women dance at a gathering in the village of Kalacha. The Gabbra are a Cushitic tribe of nomadic pastoralists living with their herds of camels and goats around the fringe of the Chalbi Desert. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366481
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Gabbra women dance a...
A Karo women stands in the doorway to her hut in the village of Duss. A small Omotic tribe related to the Hamar, who live along the banks of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia, the Karo are renowned for their elaborate body painting using white chalk, crushed rock and other natural pigments. In addition to painting her face she has decorated her body with whorls of goat hair tied by leather co Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820436
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At the start of a Ngetunogh ceremony, the mothers of Pokot initiates will smear animal fat on the boys masks as a blessing. The boys must wear goatskins, conceal their faces with masks made from wild sisal (sansevieria) and carry bows with blunt arrows until this ceremony is over. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03888761
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Painted mural depicting Mauritanian life on a wall in the northern coastal town of Nouadhibou Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03364317
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A Nyangatom girl churns butter in a gourd suspended in the entrance to her hut. Typical of her tribe,she is wearing multiple layers of beads in necklaces,and an elaborately beaded calfskin skirt. The Nyangatom or Bume are a Nilotic tribe of semi-nomadic pastoralists who live along the banks of the Omo River in south-western Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03354062
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A Nyangatom girl chu...
Baka woman with large basket for traveling through the rainforest, Cameroon Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Minden Pictures, Code: 848-03272970
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A Pokot woman wearing the traditional beaded ornaments of her tribe which denote her married status. The Pokot are pastoralists speaking a Southern Nilotic language. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03888701
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A Pokot woman wearin...
A proud Samburu mother of two recently circumcised boys wears briefly their bird skin headdresses round her neck after they discard them during the lmuget loolbaa ceremony a month after their circumcision. She in turn will throw them away the same evening and ensure the familys cattle trample them under foot so that they will never be used or seen in public again. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820700
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A proud Samburu moth...
A Hamar man with an unusual hairstyle decorates a girls face before the start of a Jumping of the Bull ceremony.The semi nomadic Hamar of Southwest Ethiopia embrace an age grade system that includes several rites of passage for young men.After the ceremony, the initiate attains full manhood and is permitted to marry. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820520
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An attractive young girl from the nomadic Gabbra tribe. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366294
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In the late afternoon, Nyangatom villagers enjoy singing and dancing. As groups of men take centre stage to jump high in the air, women and girls sing, clap to a rhythm, and move slowly towards the men. Children enjoy the excitement in the background.The Nyangatom are one of the largest tribes and arguably the most warlike people living along the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820539
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A Hamar woman blows a tin trumpet at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony.The Hamar are semi nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women wear striking traditional dress and style their red ochred hair mop fashion.The Jumping of the Bull ceremony is a rite of passage for young men. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820508
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A Hamar woman blows ...
Baka women collecting the seeds of fruit, Cameroon Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Minden Pictures, Code: 848-03273008
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A Hamar woman implores a man to whip her at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony.Female friends and relatives of the initiate are willing whipped with pliable sticks to show their solidarity and love for him. They do not flinch or show any sign of pain.The semi nomadic Hamar of Southwest Ethiopia embrace an age grade system that includes several rites of passage for young men. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820514
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A Hamar woman implor...
Portrait of Himba Woman in Traditional Dress Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: GreatStock, Code: 873-06440557
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During Samburu wedding celebrations,married women congregate apart from the warriors and young girls to sing in praise of the couple and to dance. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366056
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During Samburu weddi...
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