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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...
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...
A pretty tousle-haired girl of the nomadic Afar tribe wears bright colours in stark contrast to the drab,windswept surroundings of Lake Abbe. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03352642
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A pretty tousle-hair...
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-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820478
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In the late afternoo...
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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A Samburu woman wear...
A young Kwegu girl stands among dry wood poles at her family's home.Adopting the practice of Karo women and girls, many Kwegu girls pierce a hole below the lower lip in which they place a thin piece of metal or a nail for decoration.The Kwegu known to the Karo as Muguji, a degoratory name meaning Working Ant, are the smallest tribe living on the banks the Omo River in southwest Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820507
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A young Kwegu girl s...
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-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366121
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Childhood is brief i...
Young Maasai girls decorate their faces with ochre and clay in preparation for a dance. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366173
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Young Maasai girls d...
The invited guests at a Samburu wedding gather together to sing in praise of the couple and to dance. Celebrations will go on late into the night. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366057
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The invited guests a...
Gabbra women sing and dance to celebrate a wedding. The traditional metal ornamentation on their heads is called malmal. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366406
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Gabbra women sing an...
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...
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: 862-03820644
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A Samburu woman wear...
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-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03821020
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A Datoga woman in tr...
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...
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: 862-03820645
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A Samburu woman wear...
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-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366059
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A Samburu woman resp...
An old Dassanech woman prepares her fields beside the Omo River with a digging stick in readiness to plant sorghum. This crude form of  agricultural implement is in common use in this remote part of Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820348
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An old Dassanech wom...
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 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-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03888696
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A Pokot warrior wear...
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 Hadza woman digs f...
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...
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: 862-03820538
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In the late afternoo...
A Samburu woman wearing a mporro necklace,which signifies her married status.These necklaces,once made of hair from giraffe tails,are now made from fibres of doum palm fronds (Hyphaene coriacea). The beads are mid-19th century Venetian glass beads,which were introduced to Samburuland by early hunters and traders. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366589
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A Samburu woman wear...
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: 862-03366480
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Gabbra women dance a...
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...
A Hamar girl in traditional attire.The Hamar are an attractive people with striking styles and clothes. Skins are widely used for clothing and cowrie shells are popular adornments yet the sea is 500 miles from their home. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820464
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A Hamar girl in trad...
A young married woman of the Pokot tribe. Her married status is denoted by her large brass earrings and broad beaded collars and necklaces that are smeared with animal fat to glisten in the sun. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366282
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A young married woma...
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-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820567
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The typical hairstyl...
A young Maasai girl wears a headband decorated with chains and cowrie shells that signifies her recent circumcision. Clitodectomy was commonly practiced by the Maasai but it is now gradually dying out. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03437161
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A young Maasai 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-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03355141
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A Maasai girl in tra...
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...
Africa, Namibia, Himba girl Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Cusp and Flirt, Code: 867-03594919
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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: 862-03820543
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A group of Nyangatom...
Two young Samburu girls help each other preparing for a celebration,Wamba District,Kenya Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366627
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Two young Samburu gi...
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-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366188
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A Giriama girl from ...
Hamer (Hamar) people at Evangadi dancing (Hamer night dance), Dombo village, Turmi, Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 841-02917051
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Hamer (Hamar) people...
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: 862-03366046
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Samburu girls are gi...
A Dassanech girl braids her sister's hair at her village in the Omo Delta. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) and Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03437084
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A Dassanech girl bra...
Girl of hima tribe, Namibia (near Epupa Falls) Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Cusp and Flirt, Code: 867-03594612
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A jovial group of Turkana girls in traditional attire. Their aprons are made of goatskin,either beaded or cut into thin strips before braiding. The two girls in the middle have already had the flesh below their lower lips pierced in readiness for a brass ornament after marriage. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366115
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A jovial group of Tu...
Ngongo (Megaphrynium macrostachyum) leaves used by Baka girl to make a Mongolu, a hut made from sticks and leaves, Cameroon Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Minden Pictures, Code: 848-03272994
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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...
Two Hamar girl in fashionable dress at Turmi market. The Hamar are semi-nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women and girls wear striking traditional dress. Skins are widely used for clothing and heavy metal necklaces,bracelets and anklets form part of their adornments. Cowries are also popular yet the sea is 500 miles from Hamar country. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03711116
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Two Hamar girl in fa...
A proud Turkana father and his young daughter. Both their hairstyles are typical of tribal custom in the west of Turkanaland. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366120
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A proud Turkana fath...
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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In the early morning,a Maasai herdsboy and his sister drive their family's flock of sheep across the friable,dusty plains near Malambo in northern Tanzania. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03355134
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In the early morning...
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 Turkana girl herds goats through inhospitable country where the only vegetation is found along seasonal water courses. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03736856
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A Turkana girl herds...
In the early morning,young Samburu girls take kids to their mothers. They will then milk the nanny goats leaving half the milk for the kids. Only women and children milk goats although every member of the family will drink the milk. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366028
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In the early morning...
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 Turkana girl with a large gourd-like container used as a receptacle for water or milk. In the absence of gourds,the Turkana carve their containers from soft wood,such as that from the common commiphora species,which thrives in semi-arid country. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366607
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A Turkana girl with ...
A Samburu girl herds her family s goats near a waterhole dug in a seasonal river bed. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03736835
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A Samburu girl herds...
A Hadza girl wearing a beaded headband and necklaces.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: 862-03355175
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A Hadza girl wearing...
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...
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. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820650
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Samburu girls are gi...
A pretty Samburu girl in traditional attire. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366588
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A pretty Samburu gir...
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-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820542
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A young Nyangatom gi...
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.The Datoga live in northern Tanzania and are primarily pastoralists. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03821002
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A Datoga woman relax...
Niger,Timia Oasis. Two Tuareg Children in the Oasis village of Timia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03365496
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