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African Tribe Girl


The African tribe girl in the above picture can be identified as unmarried due to the absence of leather hair ornaments and a conch shell that normally hangs between the breasts of married women. African tribe girls are often responsible for many of the less desirable chores such as hauling water and tending animals such as cattle and goats. The African tribe girl in the above photograph is tending cattle. Many of the more traditional African tribal people are pastoralists living in arid or desert lands. The reason that African natives living on desert lands have managed to remain traditional is because their land is less valuable and therefore, less likely to be coveted by colonialists and farmers who typically seek more productive lands. The lesser value of arid lands has resulted in a lower degree of cultural degradation caused by outsiders of African tribal people living in the deserts.


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