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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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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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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...
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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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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A young Turkana girl...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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 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 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 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...
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...
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...
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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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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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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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...
Group Of Masai People in Traditional Dress Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: GreatStock, Code: 873-06440975
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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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Hairstyle of Himba women, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 841-06342689
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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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Herero tribal girl portrait, Damaraland, Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-06677176
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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...
Himba Tribe Clapping Hands Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: GreatStock, Code: 873-06440559
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Maasai woman standing outdoors Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: GreatStock, Code: 649-06433216
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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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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...
Portrait of Two Masai Women Tanzania Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: GreatStock, Code: 873-06440384
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Portrait of Himba Girl, Opuwo, Namibia    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Frank Rossbach, Code: 700-02694015
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Himba Tribe Outdoors Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: GreatStock, Code: 873-06440552
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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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Himba Woman and Child Sitting Near Fire Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: GreatStock, Code: 873-06440558
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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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Tribal Bodi woman carrying her belongings. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Aurora Photos, Code: 856-06110874
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Namibia, Bushmanland. Elderly San (Bushman) woman smoking at Nhoqma village (pronounced //Nhoq'ma) near Tsumkwe Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03736995
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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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Masai WOman with Child, Kenya    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Henrik Olund, Code: 700-02693950
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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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Bush People Sitting Outdoors Namibia Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: GreatStock, Code: 873-06440222
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Portrait of Mursi Tribeswoman, Omo Valley, Ethiopia    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Albert Normandin, Code: 700-01993260
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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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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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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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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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Samburu women are responsible for collecting firewood and carrying it to their homes. Supported by leather straps over their foreheads,the loads they carry would make most strong men groan under the weight Fire is a potent symbol of life; the fire in the hearth of a Samburu house must never be allowed to die out. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366029
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Portrait of Himba Woman With Baby, Kaokoveld, Namibia    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Frank Rossbach, Code: 700-02694014
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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 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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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...
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 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 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...
A young Datoga man tends his family's livestock on the plains east of Lake Manyara in Northern Tanzania.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: 862-03355121
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A young Datoga man t...
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...
Portrait of Himba Woman, Opuwo, Namibia    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Frank Rossbach, Code: 700-02694004
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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: 862-03820511
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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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Portrait of Mursi Tribeswoman, Omo Valley, Ethiopia    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Albert Normandin, Code: 700-01993261
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Portrait of Mursi Tr...
Tribal woman from the Bodi tribe carrying her baby. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Aurora Photos, Code: 856-06110887
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Tribal woman from th...
Traditional berber wedding, Tataouine Oasis, Tunisia, North Africa    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 841-02715185
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Traditional berber w...
Mursi lady with lip plate, South Omo Valley, Ethiopia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 841-02916971
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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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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 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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An Afar girl with br...
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...
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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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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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...
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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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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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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Song is an art form ingrained in Turkana culture. At the end of a dance session,the participants invariably enjoy the Song of the Bulls. Each young man will take centre-stage to extol the praises of his favourite ox. He will explain how it came into his possession,its distinguishing traits and with outstretched arms,imitate the shape of its horns. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366135
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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 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 Himba woman, showing hairstyle of Himba women, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Nico Tondini, Code: 700-07067376
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Portrait of Himba wo...
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 group of El Molo women walk along the barren shoreline of Lake Turkana s El Molo Bay. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03736854
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A group of El Molo w...
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 st...
Portrait of Himba Woman in Traditional Dress Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: GreatStock, Code: 873-06440557
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Portrait of Himba Wo...
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: 862-03820562
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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...
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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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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Baka tribe member in farm camp with bananas, Cameroon Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Minden Pictures, Code: 848-03272972
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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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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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Young Pokot men and women dancing to celebrate an Atelo ceremony. The Pokot are pastoralists speaking a Southern Nilotic language. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03888689
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A young Daasanech girl beside the Omo River. Her hairstyle, necklaces and metal armbands are typical of her tribe.The Dassanech people live in the Omo Delta of southwest Ethiopia, one of the largest inland deltas in the world. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820347
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A young Daasanech gi...
African woman holding basket of fruit    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Blend Images, Code: 833-02246017
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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: 848-03272996
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Song is an art form ingrained in Turkana culture. At the end of a dance session,the participants invariably enjoy the Song of the Bulls. Each young man will take centre-stage to extol the praises of his favourite ox. He will explain how it came into his possession,its distinguishing traits and with outstretched arms,imitate the shape of its horns. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366134
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A Bushman,or San,mimics an ostrich as he sings and dances round a campfire. The rest if the band keeps rhythm to the noise of the rattles wound round the dancer's legs. 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: 862-03289587
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A Bushman,or San,mim...
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...
An Afar girl has tribal 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: 862-03711120
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An Afar girl has tri...
Karo woman, Mago National Park, Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 841-02917043
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Samburu mothers will often carry their babies in bright cotton material tied round their waists or slung on their backs with a knot over one shoulder. Sometimes,coils of brass wire will cover women's upper or lower arms; they may be wound so tightly that movement of the arm is restricted causing the biceps to gradually weaken. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366048
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Samburu mothers will...
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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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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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 lone Samburu woman with a laden donkey returns home from a distant shopping centre along the seasonal Seiya River. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03736836
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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 with child, Cameroon Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Minden Pictures, Code: 848-03272976
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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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Young woman from the Peul tribe, Djenne, Mali, Africa    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 841-02714173
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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...
An Afar girl has her attractive hairstyle embellished with buttons and beads,which is typical of the young girls 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: 862-03353972
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An Afar girl has her...
In places where water is scarce,it is not unusual to see a Samburu mother or a girl from her husband's family wash a baby by squirting it with water from their mouths. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366044
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In places where wate...
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 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 Nyangatom woman dr...
A Samburu woman milks a camel at her homestead in the early morning. The proximity of the calf helps to stimulate the flow of milk. Baby camels have a wool-like texture to their coats,which they lose after six month. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366026
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A Samburu woman milk...
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: 862-03820566
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A Samburu woman wearing a mporro necklace, which denotes her married status. These necklaces were once made of hair from giraffe tails but nowadays, the fibres of doum palm fronds, Hyphaene coriacea, are used instead.The red beads after which the necklace is named are wound glass beads made in Venice c.1850. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820646
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