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10 Most Famous African Tribes (The Original Africans)

Rich with traditions that survived thousands of years, these African tribes are an explorers dream


Xhosa Man With Pipe

The Xhosa reside in Western and Eastern part of Cape, South Africa; a minimal portion of the Xhosa live in Zimbabwe. The official language spoken by the Xhosa is known as IsiXhosa, also recognized to be a national language.

The Xhosa have been divided into other tribes, some of which are the ImiDushane, AmaGcaleka, and AmaNdlambe. Though the tribe may be divided, they stem from the same heritage, which makes the people of the Xhosa so distinct, and a reason for being on our list of the most prolific African tribes of all time.


Written by Ramanpreet Kaur