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Bantu Collection

Background imageBantu Collection: Meru Women - Kenya

Meru Women - Kenya
circa 1910s

Background imageBantu Collection: Tanzania - Three Nyamwezi Men

Tanzania - Three Nyamwezi Men - a Bantu tribal group - the 2nd largest in Tanzania. Date: circa 1909

Background imageBantu Collection: Member of the Meru Tribe - Kenya, East Africa

Member of the Meru Tribe - Kenya, East Africa
Memeber of the Meru Tribe - Kenya, East Africa. Both men and women of this region stretch their ears, although today more women than men follow the practice

Background imageBantu Collection: A Basotho woman making mats - South Africa

A Basotho woman making mats - South Africa. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageBantu Collection: Africa. The Congo. Bangala indigenous

Africa. The Congo. Bangala indigenous
History of Africa. 19th century. The Congo. Bangala indigenous. Engraving. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre

Background imageBantu Collection: History of Africa. Native Bondei people of Bonde

History of Africa. Native Bondei people of Bonde
History of Africa. 19th century. Native Bondei people of Bonde. Engraving. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre

Background imageBantu Collection: Africa. Congo. Man of the Bateke tribe (High Alima)

Africa. Congo. Man of the Bateke tribe (High Alima)
History of Africa. 19th century. Man from the Bateke tribe (upper course of the Alima River). Engraving. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre

Background imageBantu Collection: Views of South Africa, 1820

Views of South Africa, 1820
View of Griquatown, Northern Cape, 52, Khoikhoi visiting their family graves 53, and a Khoikhoi preacher preaching in front of a wagon 54. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Rev

Background imageBantu Collection: Bantu musicians with gourd piano, Central Africa

Bantu musicians with gourd piano, Central Africa
Two Bantu musicians playing a gourd piano looking rather like a curved xylophone, Central Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageBantu Collection: Busoga, Uganda - Heathen Shrine and Medicine Man

Busoga, Uganda - Heathen Shrine and Medicine Man who specialised in rainmaking.. Date: 1913

Background imageBantu Collection: Man of the Kikuyu tribe - Kenya, East Africa

Man of the Kikuyu tribe - Kenya, East Africa Date: 1934

Background imageBantu Collection: Kikuyu Warriors - Kenya, East Africa

Kikuyu Warriors - Kenya, East Africa
Kikuyu tribal Warriors - Kenya, East Africa. They form the largest ethnic group in Kenya and speak the Bantu Kikuyu language as a mother tongue. Date: circa 1909

Background imageBantu Collection: A Young man of the Kenyan Kikuyu Tribe, East Africa

A Young man of the Kenyan Kikuyu Tribe, East Africa. They form the largest ethnic group in Kenya and speak the Bantu Kikuyu language as a mother tongue. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBantu Collection: Kikuyu Hut - Kenya

Kikuyu Hut - Kenya Date: 1920s

Background imageBantu Collection: Swahili People of Tanzania

Swahili People of Tanzania
Group of Swahili people - a Bantu ethnic group and culture found in East Africa. This group come from Tanzania (formerly German East Africa). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBantu Collection: Herero man, German South West Africa

Herero man, German South West Africa
A native Herero man in German South West Africa (now Namibia), either before or during the First World War. A rebellion by the Hereros against the German colonists took place between 1904 and 1907

Background imageBantu Collection: Group of Herero people, German South West Africa

Group of Herero people, German South West Africa
A group of native Herero people in German South West Africa (now Namibia), either before or during the First World War. A rebellion by the Hereros against the German colonists took place between 1904

Background imageBantu Collection: Gabon - Africa - Woman with Scarification

Gabon - Africa - Woman with Scarification
A Woman from Sibiti, Gabon - part of the Bakota (or Kota) - a Bantu ethnic group from the northeastern region of the country

Background imageBantu Collection: Kaffir Kraal

Kaffir Kraal
A Kaffir kraal : the term Kaffir is used somewhat indiscriminately of South African natives, but these are probably Bantu-speaking people of Cape Province

Background imageBantu Collection: South Africa - Sotho Boys play cards for arm bangles

South Africa - Sotho Boys play cards for arm bangles. The Sotho people (Basotho or Basuto) are a Bantu ethnic group whose ancestors have lived in southern Africa since around the fifth century

Background imageBantu Collection: Group of Herero women, German South West Africa

Group of Herero women, German South West Africa
A group of native Herero women, one holding a child, wearing western style clothing in German South West Africa (now Namibia), either before or during the First World War

Background imageBantu Collection: German soldiers leaving Hamburg to fight the Hereros

German soldiers leaving Hamburg to fight the Hereros
German soldiers on board ship at Hamburg, leaving to fight the Hereros in German South West Africa (now Namibia). A rebellion by the Hereros against the German colonists took place between 1904

Background imageBantu Collection: Man and Woman from the land of Natal

Man and Woman from the land of Natal. These people are likely Xhosa - speakers of Bantu languages living in south-east South Africa. A book of national types and costumes from the early 19th century

Background imageBantu Collection: Racial / W Africa / Bantu

Racial / W Africa / Bantu
Group of Kalundas (Bantu peoples)

Background imageBantu Collection: Racial / African Types 19C

Racial / African Types 19C
Various African types, including Ashanti, Loango, Cameroon, Bantu, Somali, Abyssinian, Madagascan, Zulu, Masai, Waganda, Bush couple, Namaqua, Nyam-Nyam, Dinka


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