Africa is a very large and unique continent, with many tribes and diverse ethnic peoples, each with their own culture, language, customs and history.

African tribes and ethnic groups range from stone-age cultures to modern 21st Century people, all living next to each other in this amazing continent. 

Basically all Southern African tribes belonged to the same genetic grouping, and often share some aspects relating to customs, language and traditions. The exception is the San, who is considered to be the "first people of Africa", but has an unique genetic grouping different to the central African genetic groupings.

In our knowledge base, there are currently 410 African tribes listed.
San tribe of Africa

A - B:

Abe
Abidji
Abron
Abure
Adamawa Adanse
Adjukru
Afade
Afar
Afo
Agbogho monnwhu
Agwa
Ahaggaren Tuareg
Aizi
Akan
Akuapem
Aladyan
Ambo
Anang
Anyang
Anyi

Aowin
Arugba
Asante
Asinda
Akye
Avikam
Bafo
Baga
Baka Pygmy
Bakota
Balante
Baldamu
Bali
Bamana
Bambara
Bamileke
Bamum
Bana
Bangba
Bangubangu
Bangwa
Bankoni
Banyambo
Barambu
Bariba
Barotse
Basikasingo
Bassa

Baster, Rehoboth
Baule
Beke
Bella
Bemba
Bembe
Bena Luluwa
Bende
Benin
Berber
Bete
Betsi
Bidjogo
Bidyogo
Bijema
Bira
Bjiri
Boa
Bobo
Bodo
Boki
Bongo
Boni
Borana
Bororo Fulani
Bozo
Buganda
Bundu
Burba
Burra
Bushoong
Buyu
Bwa
Bwaka
Bwende
Bwile
Byeri
Byeru

C - D - E:

Chagga
Chaamba Bedouin

Chokwe
Chopi
Dabakala
Dagari
Dakakari
Damara
Dan
Dinka
Diomande
Dioula
Djenné

Dogon
Dorobo
Ebandza
Edan
Ega
Ejagham
Eket
Ekoi
Ekonda
Elefon
Elegba
Eotile
Epa
Esie
Esuma
Ewe

F - G - H:

Fale
Fang

Fante

Fon

Frafra
Fuga
Fulani
Few
Gabra
Gan
Gaola
Gato
Gbekre
Gciriku
Geh
Ghimbala
Gio
Giryama
Gogo
Goma
Gon
Grebo
Gude
Guerre
Guerze Kpelle
Guin
Gurage
Guro
Gurunsi
Gwa
Hamar
Hamba
Hausa
Hehe
Hemba

Herero

Himba

Holoholo
Hungana

I - J - K:

Ibibio

Idoma
Igala
Igbira

Igbo

Igbo Ukwu

Ijo
Iraqw
Jaba
Jukun
Kafigeledio
Kaguru
Kaka
Kanu
Kara
Karo

Karagwe
Karamojong
Karsina
Kassena

Katana
Katsina
Kerebe
Kete
Kholuka
Kigango
Kikuyu
Kipsigi
Kirdi

Kissi
Kiteki
Kom

Koma
Komo
Kongo

Konso
Koro
Kota
Kpaniya
Kpelie
Kponiugo
Kran
Krinjabo
Krobu
Kru

Kuba

Kusu
Kuyu
Kwahu
Kwame
Kwangali
Kwele
Kwere
Kyaman

L - M:

Laka
Lamba
Landuma
Lega
Leka
Lele
Lemba
Lenge
Lengola
Lese
Liko
Lobedu
Lobi

Loma
Lombi
Lomotwa
Lovale
Lovedu
Lozi
Luba Upemba

Luchazi
Lulua
Lumbo
Lunda
Lungu
Luvale
Lwalwa
Lwena
Maasai

Mabaan
Mabea
Mada
Mahafaly
Mahongwe
Makonde

Malinke

Mambila
Mandara
Mandinka
Mangbetu

Manja

Mano
Marka
Masai
Mau
Mbala
Mbanja
Mbete
Mbo
Mbole
Mbukushu
Mbunza
Mbuti
Medje
Mende
Mfumte
Mindumu
Mitsogo
Mongo
Mossi
Mpo
Mumuye
Munchi
Muyang
Mvuba

N - O - P

Nalu
Nama
Namji
Nande
Ndaaka
Ndabi
Ndebele
Ndengese
Ngbaka
Ngbandi
Ngere
Ngoni
Nguni
Nkanu
Nkondi
Nok
North Fali
North Mofu
Ntumu
Nuna
Nupe
Nyamwezi
Nyanga
Nyanzi
Nyindu
Nyoro
Obamba
Ogboni
Ogoni
Ogowe
Okua
Ondumbo
Oromo
Oron

Ovambo
Ovimbundu
Owe
Owo

Pangwa
Pedi
Pende
Pere
Pfemba
Pokot
Pomdo
Punu
Pygmy

Q - R - S:

Qua
Rungu
Sakalava
Salampasu
Samburu

San
Sango
Sanwi
Sapi
Segou
Senufo
Shamaye
Shambaa
Shambiu
Shangaan
Sherbo
Shi
Shilha Berbers
Shilluk
Shona
Sikasingo
Sikka
Sokoto
Somali
Songhai
Songo
Songola
Songye
Soninke
Sotho
Subia
Suku
Surma
Susu

Swahili
Swazi

T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z:

Tabwa
Tale
Teke
Tellem
Temne
Tetela
Thonga
Tikar
Tiv
Tjiwara
Toma
Tongwe
Totela
Toubou
Tsogho
Tsonga
Tswana
Tuareg
Tumbwe
Turgen
Tutsi
Twifo

Urhobo
Venda
Vezo
Vili
Wassa
We

Winiama

Wodaabe

Wolof
Wongo
Woyo

Wum
Xhosa
Yaka
Yaure
Yeyi
Ymbe
Yoruba
Zande
Zaramo
Zela
Zimba
Zombo
Zulu

Other Tribes of Africa