People of Africa

Dogon People
Dogon Tribe


The population of Africa is incredibly diverse, made up of innumerable tribes and people of many social and ethnic groups. Some of these groups are made up of just a few thousand people while others consist of millions of people. Each group usually has its own language and culture. Many African countries have numerous tribes within their borders. For example there are more than thirty tribes within Uganda. To give you a better idea of the diversity of the people of Africa below is a list of interesting facts about the people of Africa written for kids and adults.

List of Major African Tribes

Below is a list of some of the major tribes found in Africa along with their approximate population.

Interesting Facts About the People of Africa

The pages of this category focus on the people who live in Africa. For information on the history of African Americans visit Black History Facts.