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72 African ethnicities divided into 10 groups based on history, linguistics, and geography.
Southern African Niger-Congo
Southern African Khosian
East African Afro-Asiatic
North Africa
Central African Hunter-Gatherers
Central West African Niger-Congo
East African Niger-Congo
East African Nilo-Saharan
West African Niger-Congo
East African Hunter-Gatherers

Southern African Niger-Congo

11 ethnicities
Qafár, Amhara-Tigray, Blacksmith Ari, Cultivator Ari, Batahin, Beni-Amer, Hadendoa, North Sudan, Oromo, Somali, Welayta
1 / 10

Southern African Khosian

5 ethnicities
Damara, Hai||om, Ju 'hoansi, Karretjie, Khwe
2 / 10

East African Afro-Asiatic

11 ethnicities
Qafár, Amhara-Tigray, Blacksmith Ari, Cultivator Ari, Batahin, Beni-Amer, Hadendoa, North Sudan, Oromo, Somali, Welayta
3 / 10

North Africa

10 ethnicities
Algeria, Copt, Egypt, Libya, Mozabite, Northern Morocco, Southern Morocco, Zenata, Tunisia, Western Sahara
4 / 10

Central African Hunter-Gatherers

2 ethnicities
Bayaka, Mbuti
5 / 10

Central West African Niger-Congo

4 ethnicities
Bamum, Cameroon Bantu, Semi-Bantu, Tikar
6 / 10

East African Niger-Congo

8 ethnicities
Kenya Bantu, Malawi Bantu, Achonyi, Giriama, Kauma-Kambe, Luhya, Wasambaa, Zigula
7 / 10

East African Nilo-Saharan

6 ethnicities
Gemar-Messiria-Zaghawa, Gumuz, Maasai, Nuba, Dinka-Nuer-Shilluk, Anuak-South Sudanese
8 / 10

West African Niger-Congo

17 ethnicities
Ajamat, Akan, Bambara, Benin, Esan, Fula, Igbo, Ivory Coast-Ghana, Kassena, Mandinka, Manjak, Mende, Mossi, Serer, Soninke, Wolof, Yòrúba
9 / 10

East African Hunter-Gatherers

1 ethnicity
Hadza-Sandawe
10 / 10
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Southern African
Niger-Congo

7 ethnicities
AmaXhosa, Southeastern Bantu, Southwestern Bantu, Kleurlinge, Kwangali, Mbukushu, Ovambo, Sotho-Tswana
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1 / 10
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Southern African
Khosian

5 ethnicities
Damara, Hai||om, Ju 'hoansi, Karretjie, Khwe
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2 / 10
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East African
Afro-Asiatic

11 ethnicities
Qafár, Amhara-Tigray, Blacksmith Ari, Cultivator Ari, Batahin, Beni-Amer, Hadendoa, North Sudan, Oromo, Somali, Welayta
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3 / 10
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North Africa

10 ethnicities
Algeria, Copt, Egypt, Libya, Mozabite, Northern Morocco, Southern Morocco, Zenata, Tunisia, Western Sahara
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4 / 10
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Central African
Hunter-Gatherers

2 ethnicities
Bayaka, Mbuti
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5 / 10
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Central West African
Niger-Congo

4 ethnicities
Bamum, Cameroon Bantu, Semi-Bantu, Tikar
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6 / 10
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East African
Niger-Congo

8 ethnicities
Kenya Bantu, Malawi Bantu, Achonyi, Giriama, Kauma-Kambe, Luhya, Wasambaa, Zigula
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7 / 10
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East African
Nilo-Saharan

6 ethnicities
Gemar-Messiria-Zaghawa, Gumuz, Maasai, Nuba, Dinka-Nuer-Shilluk, Anuak-South Sudanese
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8 / 10
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West African
Niger-Congo

17 ethnicities
Ajamat, Akan, Bambara, Benin, Esan, Fula, Igbo, Ivory Coast-Ghana, Kassena, Mandinka, Manjak, Mende, Mossi, Serer, Soninke, Wolof, Yòrúba
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9 / 10
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East African
Hunter-Gatherers

1 ethnicity
Hadza-Sandawe
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10 / 10
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