World's Most Colorful Indigenous Tribes Still in Existence and Their Unique Culture
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World's Most Colorful Indigenous Tribes Still in Existence and Their Unique Culture

Some indigenous peoples wear colorful traditional clothes, paint their faces and body or put some colorful gadgets and accessories that make them brilliantly colorful.

Some indigenous peoples wear colorful traditional clothes, paint their faces and body or put some colorful gadgets and accessories that make them brilliantly colorful. Here are some ethnic groups from around the world still in existence that can be considered colorful in many ways.

1.) Kayapo Tribe - Brazil

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The Kayapo people are the indigenous people that inhabit the plains of the Mato Grosso and Parain Brazil. The population of these Ge-speaking native people is around 7,000. These people wear colorful gadgets and accessories. They also wear colorful headdresses and tattoos all over their body.

2.) Huli Tribe - Papua New Guinea

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The Huli are the colorful indigenous people that have inhabited Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea for about 1000 years now. Their population is estimated at about 150,000.

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The Huli are farmers, hunters and gatherers. Men decorate their bodies with colored clay and wear elaborate headdresses for ceremonies when wearing traditional dress as shown on the above photo.

3.) Swazi - Swaziland

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Swazi people are religiously diverse and tolerant who wear colorful clothes. The Swazi are Nguni-speaking people in southeastern Africa, chiefly in Swaziland and South Africa and some in Mozambique.

4.) South Ndebele - South Africa

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The South Ndebele people don’t just wear colorful clothes but also build colorful houses with unique patterns. These people are an African tribe located in South Africa. They are also called the Southern Transvaal Ndebele.

5.) Zulu Tribes - Africa

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The Zulu are people of Africa who wear brightly-colored clothes. They are the largest South African ethnic group with up to 11 million people living mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Traditional male clothing is usually light, consisting of a two-part apron used to cover the genitals and buttocks.

6.) Maasai - Kenya

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The Maasai are a Nilotic ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are among the most well known of African ethnic groups, due to their distinctive customs and colorful dress and residence near the many game parks of East Africa.

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7.) Shangaan - Mozambique

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It seems obvious that black people are fond of colorful dresses/clothes. The Shangaan are a large group of people living mainly in southern Mozambique. They are noted for their low-tech, lo-fi electronic dance music.

8.) Banyarwanda - Rwanda

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Banyarwanda is an ethnic group in Rwanda. Music and dance is an integral part of every tribe in Rwanda where they wear unusual masks and colorful costumes.

9.) Rashaida - Sudan

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The Rashaida or Rashaayda are an ethnic group populating Eritrea and north-east Sudan. These people are Arabs who kept their traditional dress, culture, customs, camel breeds and religion. The racing camel breeds of the Rashaida tribe are prized all over Sudan and the Arabian Peninsula and fetch very high prices.

10.) Nuba People - Sudan

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Nuba are people who inhabit Nuba Mountains in Sudan. These people are known for the colorful clothes that they wear and for their colorful body paints.

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The Nuba people reside in the foothills of the Nuba Mountains. Older women and young women wore beads and wrap a sarong over their legs. Both sexes practice scarification and circumcision. Men shave their heads, older men wear beards, women and girls braid their hair in strands and string it with beads.

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Comments (5)

Nice presentation. No discussion on this subject would be complete without the Wodaabe, the "beautiful people."

thanks James, yes the the Bororo or Wodaabe are truly colorful and beautiful people

Beautiful tribes.

Great article and photos.

Jimmy Shilaho

By the way Anu, Banyarwanda are not actually a tribal grouping. Rwanda has two major tribes, the Tutsi and the Hutu while talking of Banyarwanda is like talking about Pakistanis or Indians.