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Ethnic groups of Africa and the Middle East : an encyclopedia / John A. Shoup.

Author/creator Shoup, John A.
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoSanta Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2011.
Descriptionxxv, 377 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
Subject(s)
Series Ethnic groups of the world
Ethnic groups of the world. ^A1108377
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Ethnicity in Africa and the Middle East -- Note on spelling -- Acholi -- Afar -- Afrikaner -- Akans -- Aka Pygmies -- Amhara -- Annang -- Arabs -- Armenians -- Assyrians -- Bafur -- Bakhtiyari -- Baluch -- Bamileke -- Bassa -- BaTwa -- Baule -- Beja -- Bemba -- Berbers -- Beti/Beti-Pahuin -- Bilen -- Bini/Edo -- Chagga -- Chewa -- Chokwe -- Copts -- Creole -- Dan -- Diola -- Dogamba -- Dogon -- Ewe -- Fon -- Fulbe -- Fur -- Ga -- Ganda -- Gilaki and Mazandarani -- Gwari -- Hadza -- Haratin -- Hausa -- Herero -- Hutu -- Igbo -- Ijaw -- Isoko -- Jews -- Kalenjin -- Kamba -- Kanuri -- Khoisan -- Kikuyu -- Kongo -- Kuba -- Kurds -- Lebou -- Lele -- Lemba -- Lingala -- Lozi -- Luba -- Lulya -- Lunda -- Luo -- Lur -- Makonde -- Malagasy -- Mande -- Mangbetu -- Mbulu -- Mbundu -- Mbuti Pygmies -- Mende -- Mossi -- Nguni -- Nilotic -- Non-Africans: Asians -- Non-Africans: Europeans -- Nuba -- Nubians -- Nyamwezi -- Oromo -- Ovambo -- Ovimbundu -- Persians -- Rendille -- Senufo -- Sereer/Serer -- Shona -- Somalis/Issas -- Songhay -- Sotho/Tswana -- South Arabian -- Surma -- Swahili -- Talysh -- Teda/Tubu -- Temne -- Tigray/Tigrinya -- Tigre -- Tiv -- Tonga -- Tsonga -- Tuareg/Tuwariq -- Turks -- Tutsi -- Ubykh -- Venda -- Vili -- Wolof -- Yao -- Yoruba -- Zaghawa -- Zande -- Zaza/Dimli -- List of contributors -- Geographical index -- Index.
Abstract Synopsis: Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East contains encyclopedic entries arranged alphabetically within ethno-linguistic classifications. Each entry has four main sections: an introduction identifying the language group, where they are found, and their numbers; a brief discussion of their origins and early history; a section on cultural life that includes religion, literature, social organization, and art; and a final section on political organization and recent history. The contents are appropriate for high school and undergraduate students as well as for experts who need a refresher on groups in Africa and the Middle East. While certain ethnic groups have been combined into a single entry, some - such as the Tuareg, who are a Berber people - are described within their own entries because of their importance in history or cultural domination.
General note"This book is also available on the World Wide Web as an eBook."
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and indexes.
LCCN 2011022343
ISBN9781598843620 (hard copy : alk. paper)
ISBN1598843621 (hard copy : alk. paper)
ISBN9781598843637 (ebook)
ISBN159884363X (ebook)

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