List of Major Tribes of the World


The term Aborigines is used to refer native people of a particular region but specifically this term denotes the original natives of Australia. They are negroid people mostly found in Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia.


Africaner is a racial group of South Africa. These people have descended from the Dutch settlers who dominated the region in 17th and 18th century.


The term Amerinds is used for pre-Columbian inhabitants of North and South America. These are people of mixed original and European blood.


Bantus are the Negroes of central and southern Africa who speak Bantu language.


Bedouins {literally desert dwellers} is a semi-nomadic tribe of Arab stock in Africa and Southwest Asia. Their ancestors used to inhabit the Arabian and Syrian deserts. Most of them herd camels and goats.


Berbers are the Tribals of northern African countries of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.


Bushmen are the hunting gathering aborigines of Kalahari desert of Africa including countries Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and South Africa. They are excellent stalkers and hunters.


Eskimoes are the natives of tundra region (very cold high latitude areas) in Siberia (Russia), Alaska, Canada and Greenland. They used to live in igloos in winter and today, the 21st century Eskimoes do that snow house building only for fun.


Gauchos are nomads of Pampas in Uruguay and Argentina.


Hamites are the dark-skinned Muslims in North-West Africa,


They are one of the original races inhabiting tropical Africa.


Kaffirs is a group of martial people inhabiting South Africa.


Kirghiz are the people of the steppe-type region in Asia,


Hungarians, also known as Magyars, are a nation and ethnic group who speak Hungarian and are primarily associated with Hungary.


Maoris are the original inhabitants of New Zealand.


Masai is a negro tribe of East Africa and they are mostly cattle rearing tribes.


Masuds is a tribal group inhabiting Waziristan region of Pakistan.


Moors refers to a mixed tribe of Arabs and Berber people of Morocco.


The Moro people are the indigenous Muslims in the Philippines, forming the largest non-Christian group there, and comprising about 5% of the total Philippine population. The Moro people mostly live in Mindanao and other parts of the southern Philippines. The area where settlements of Moro people (Muslim Filipinos) existed is called the Bangsamoro region.

They have been subject to continous migration and that is why they are found in all cities of Philippines such as Manila, Cebu and Davao City. In the last half of the 20th century, many Moros have emigrated to Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.


Pygmies are the extremely short-statured people of Zaire Basin in Africa.

Red Indians

Red Indians are aborigines of North America.


Swahili is a group of aborigines in Kenya and Tanzania


Tartar refers to a mixed group of people in Siberia.


The Tenharim are an indigenous people of Brazil, living in the state of Amazonas.


Yakuts are the people in the tundra region in Russia.


The Zulu are the largest South African ethnic group, with an estimated 10–11 million people living mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Small numbers also live in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique. Their language, Zulu, is a Bantu language; more specifically, part of the Nguni subgroup. The Zulu Kingdom played a major role in South African history during the 19th and 20th centuries. Under apartheid, Zulu people were classed as third-class citizens and suffered from state-sanctioned discrimination. They remain today the most numerous ethnic group in South Africa, and now have equal rights along with all other citizens. They are considered warriors.

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