Nupe woman around 1878. Nupe (also called Nufe or Nyfe) was once a tributary empire to the Sultan of Gwandu, in central Niger
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Headdresses of African people of South Africa, Nigeria, Sierra Leone. Man of Kashna, South Africa – Woman of Jacoba, South Africa – Woman of Liessi, South Africa – Man from… Read More
Kanouri tribe. Nigeria, Africa 1930s. Peoples from the Kanouri tribe playing dice, Dikwa Nigeria.