Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East: An Encyclopedia: An Encyclopedia

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ABC-CLIO, 2011 M10 17 - 377 pages
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This encyclopedia is an essential guide to the different ethno-linguistic groups in Africa and today's complicated Middle East region.

Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East contains encyclopedic entries arranged alphabetically within ethno-linguistic classifications. Each entry has four main sections: an introduction identifying the language group, where they are found, and their numbers; a brief discussion of their origins and early history; a section on cultural life that includes religion, literature, social organization, and art; and a final section on political organization and recent history.

The contents are appropriate for high school and undergraduate students as well as for experts who need a refresher on groups in Africa and the Middle East. While certain ethnic groups have been combined into a single entry, some—such as the Tuareg, who are a Berber people—are described within their own entries because of their importance in history or cultural domination.

  • Contains contributions from international scholars and independent researchers who have lived and worked in countries such as Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Guinea Conakry, Jordan, Lesotho, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Sudan, and Syria
  • Includes bibliographic information after each entry, photographs, and an index

 

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Contents

A
1
B
35
C
67
D
81
E
89
F
93
G
105
H
113
O
233
P
241
R
249
S
253
T
283
U
313
V
315
W
319

I
127
J
133
K
141
L
163
M
179
N
201
Y
325
Z
333
List of Contributors
339
Geographical Index
341
Index
349
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About the author (2011)

John A. Shoup is associate professor of anthropology at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Ifrane, Morocco.

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