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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-Managednull, Code: 862-03366108
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In the semi-arid ter...
A young Maasai girl in all her finery pauses at the entrance to her mother's home. The wall and roof of the house are plastered with a mixture of cow dung and soil. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366172
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A young Nyangatom girl on the banks of the Omo River.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-Managednull, Code: 862-03820542
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A young Nyangatom gi...
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-Managednull, Code: 862-03711120
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An Afar girl has tri...
A Giriama girl from Kenya's Coast Province carrying a gourd full of water on her head. Her small skirt is made from strips of printed cotton material. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366188
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A Giriama girl from ...
The leather skirt of a Nyangatom girl richly decorated with metal beads.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-Managednull, Code: 862-03820545
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The leather skirt of...
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-Managednull, Code: 862-03821003
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A Datoga woman relax...
Herero tribal girls portrait, Damaraland, Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-06677174
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Herero tribal girls ...
Portrait of Mursi Tribeswoman, Omo Valley, Ethiopia    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 700-01993260
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Pokot women and girls dancing to celebrate an Atelo ceremony. The Pokot are pastoralists speaking a Southern Nilotic language. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03888697
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Pokot women and girl...
A happy El Molo girl. The cowrie in her hair is a good luck charm. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03736855
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A happy El Molo girl...
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-Managednull, Code: 862-03355141
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A Maasai girl in tra...
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-Managednull, Code: 862-03437159
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Turkana girls return...
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-Managednull, Code: 862-03366132
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Herero tribal girls portrait, Damaraland, Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-06677175
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Himba Children Sitting on Floor of Hut, Namibia    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 700-02693942
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Himba Children Sitti...
A Pokot warrior wearing a cheetah skin jumps high in the air surrounded by  young women to celebrate an Atelo ceremony. The Pokot are pastoralists speaking a Southern Nilotic language. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03888696
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A Pokot warrior wear...
The typical hairstyle of a young Mursi girl.The Mursi speak a Nilotic language and have affinities with the Shilluk and Anuak of eastern Sudan.They live in a remote area of southwest Ethiopia along the Omo River, the countrys largest river. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820567
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The typical hairstyl...
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-Managednull, Code: 862-03355121
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A young Datoga man t...
Namibia, Bushmanland. A young San (Bushman) woman at Nhoqma village (pronounced //Nhoq'ma) near Tsumkwe in northeast Namibia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03736996
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Namibia, Bushmanland...
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-Managednull, Code: 862-03355173
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A Hadza woman digs f...
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-Managednull, Code: 862-03354065
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A Nyangatom woman gr...
Merti, Northern Kenya. A nomadic Somali family migrates to find new grazing in drought conditions. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-06542284
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Merti, Northern Keny...
The decorated leather apron or skirt of a young Nyangatom girl. The numerous white discs woven into the strands of braided leather are made of ostrich shell.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-Managednull, Code: 862-03820547
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The decorated leathe...
Baka girl with crab caught by drilling the bank around the burrow, Cameroon Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 848-03272957
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A Nyangatom girl weaves a grass basket. 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-Managednull, Code: 862-03437080
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A Nyangatom girl wea...
Henna patterns on hands Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 832-03724977
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Henna patterns on ha...
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-Managednull, Code: 862-03353991
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A pretty Borana girl...
The Karo of the Lower Omo River excel in body art. They decorate their faces and torsos elaborately using local white chalk, pulverised rock and other natural pigments. Even young children daub their faces before a dance.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-Managednull, Code: 862-03820357
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The Karo of the Lowe...
Portrait of Himba Woman With Baby, Kaokoveld, Namibia    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 700-02694014
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Portrait of Himba Wo...
Two jovial Pokot girls set off with leather bags in search of edible berries. Pokot girls and women traditionally wore leather skirts and capes made from home-tanned goatskins. The necklaces of young girls are made from small segments of sedge grass. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366279
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Two jovial Pokot gir...
Ari girl, Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 841-02917052
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Ari girl, Lower Omo ...
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-Managednull, Code: 862-03353972
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An Afar girl has her...
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-Managednull, Code: 862-03820644
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A Samburu woman wear...
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-Managednull, Code: 862-03820645
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A Samburu woman wear...
A young Afar girl at Filwoha in the Awash National Park. Filwoha in the Afar language means 'hot water'. The beautiful springs are surrounded by doum palms and rise from deep underground at about 96.8 degrees F. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03353976
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A young Afar girl at...
A Turkana woman makes the final ties to the dome-shaped framework of her home. In wet weather,hides will be laid on top and secured with leather thongs. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366098
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A Turkana woman make...
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-Managednull, Code: 862-03820646
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A Samburu woman wear...
A young Turkana girl with her head shaved except for a tuft,which is braided. This is the usual hairstyle for women and girls. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366122
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A young Turkana girl...
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-Managednull, Code: 862-03355143
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A Maasai woman weari...
Hamer (Hamar) people at Evangadi dancing (Hamer night dance), Dombo village, Turmi, Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 841-02917051
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Hamer (Hamar) people...
A pretty Samburu girl in traditional attire. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366588
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A pretty Samburu gir...
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-Managednull, Code: 862-03820649
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A Samburu bride wait...
Turkana women and girls are responsible for watering livestock,which is unusual among pastoral societies. Here,a young girl waters goats from a waterhole dug in the sand of a seasonal watercourse. Her young brother will control the flow of stock to the water trough. In the background,a man digs out another waterhole; they have to been deepened regularly towards the end of the dry season. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366138
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Turkana women and gi...
Maasai girls in all their finery and with bells tied round their legs wait at the entrance to a house before dancing with warriors. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366171
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Maasai girls in all ...
A Datoga woman in traditional attire, which includes beautifully tanned and decorated leather dresses and coiled brass necklaces and ear ornaments.Extensive scarification of the face with raised circular patterns is not uncommon among women and girls. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03821020
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A Datoga woman in tr...
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-Managednull, Code: 862-03820539
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In the late afternoo...
Himba Girl, Opuwo, Namibia    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 700-02694016
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A young Maasai girl keeps the holes in her pierced ears from closing with grass and rolled leaves. She will gradually stretch her earlobes by inserting progressively larger wooden plugs. By tradition,both Maasai men and women pierce and elongate their earlobes for decorative purposes. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366175
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A young Maasai girl wears face paint and numerous beaded ornaments in preparation for a dance with warriors. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366170
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A Maasai girl from the Kisongo clan wearing an attractive beaded headband and necklace. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03808715
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A Maasai girl from t...
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-Managednull, Code: 862-03820496
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Karo men and girls e...
A young Pokot girl in traditional attire. Girls wear leather skirts and capes made from home-tanned goatskins. Her broad necklaces are made from small segments of sedge grass. Her ears have already been pierced in four places,ready to insert the large brass earrings she will acquire after marriage. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366281
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A young Pokot girl i...
During Samburu wedding celebrations,warriors resplendent with long Ochred braids dance with young girls who have put on all their finery for the occasion. Both warriors and girls smear their faces,necks and shoulders with red ochre mixed with animal fat to enhance their appearance. Two spears are tipped with ostrich-feather pompoms. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366058
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During Samburu weddi...
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-Managednull, Code: 862-03820538
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In the late afternoo...
Gabbra women sing and dance to celebrate a wedding. The traditional metal ornamentation on their heads is called malmal. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366405
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Gabbra women sing an...
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-Managednull, Code: 862-03366049
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Samburu girls paint ...
In the late afternoon, a group of Dassanech children wave to passing visitors along a bank of the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia.The Dassanech speak a language of Eastern Cushitic origin.They live in the Omo Delta and they practice animal husbandry and fishing as well as agriculture. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820478
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In the late afternoo...
A Samburu woman resplendent in her beaded necklaces and numerous bracelets makes best use of a large rainwater pond to wash herself. Water is scarce in much of Samburuland. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366059
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A Samburu woman resp...
Childhood is brief in nomadic communities. From an early age,Turkana girls help their mothers with the household chores and look after their younger brothers and sisters during the day. The baby has wooden charms round her neck to ward off evil spirits. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366121
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Childhood is brief i...
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223 images of African tribal girls photos, pictures, African tribal girls stock photography