The name Arab originally was reserved for the nomad tribes east of Palestine and in the Syro-Arabian desert, but today it is generally used for most of the surviving Semitic peoples who, in addition to living in Arabia, are to be found in Mesopotamia, North Africa, the western shores of the Red Sea, and the eastern shores of the Persian Gulf.
Nupe woman around 1878. Nupe (also called Nufe or Nyfe) was once a tributary empire to the Sultan of Gwandu, in central Niger
Habit of a Woman of Africa in 1581 from Habitus Variarum. Africaine
Chief of Mamboya, with his son and witch doctor. Usagara, Tanzania
Zulu Warrior and Kraal. South Africa 1899. Wedding dance, ornaments utensils, interior hut.
Women from Aden, Somalia 1885.
Costume of Gambia.
Historical Berber costumes. Morocco, 1862.
Zulu group. South Africa, 1876.
Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh. An Amazon in the Dahohman Army. From the 17th to the late 19th century Dahomey had women regiments in the army.