FE11

Tallensi

Africaintensive agriculturalists

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The Tallensi are a small group of culturally and linguistically distinct people located in the Volota River basin of northern Ghana. Their dialect, called Talni, belongs to the Farefare branch of the Niger-Congo family. Their traditional subsistence centers on cultivating millet and sorghum as staples, together with animal husbandry, gathering, hunting and fishing. The head of each domestic group is connected to a wide network of patrilineal kin groups through an elaborate clan system.

Identifier
FE11
Region
  • Africa
Subregion
  • Western Africa
Subsistence Type
  • intensive agriculturalists
Samples
Countries
  • Ghana
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