Growth of the Tswana People of Botswana

  • June 30, 2020     Friendly Borders Staff

Gaborone – Indigenous people share a significant number of cultural practices, beliefs, and traditions. The Tswana, Botswana’s dominant indigenous group, is no different. The Tswana are a Bantu-speaking people who have become not ...
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Beyond the Red Ochre of the Himba People

  • June 23, 2020     Friendly Borders Staff

Windhoek – Under the heat of the African sun lies a community of people who have resisted change and preserved their distinct heritage. Their group lives in small, round wooden huts covered in cow dung, representing the long history of ...
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Bravanese People as One Community

  • June 16, 2020     Friendly Borders Staff

Mogadishu – How many names can an indigenous group be called? Some indigenous people can be called multiple names, while some are known by a single, distinct name. One factor is the use of language used by people outside of the community ...
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Greenlandic Inuit Life and Practice

  • June 09, 2020     Joy Marie Salgado

Nuuk – The Inuit culture has remained dynamic throughout the years. The term Inuit is a collective reference to the various distinct cultures of indigenous people in North America along the Arctic regions, as well as parts of Greenland. ...
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Knowing the Culture of the Kedayan

  • June 02, 2020     Friendly Borders Staff

Bandar Seri Begawan – Brunei, located on the northern coast of Borneo, flourishes with communities of indigenous peoples. One of these particular puak (“group” or “tribe”) is the Kedayan indigenous people. The country recognizes ...
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The Reawakening of the Rapa Nui People

  • May 26, 2020     Friendly Borders Staff

Santiago – The gigantic awe-inspiring stone heads left by the seafaring civilization called Rapa Nui attract thousands of travelers to a tiny island called Easter Island in the mid-Pacific. Although isolated, Easter Island was discovered ...
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Kongo Indigenous Life and Culture

  • May 19, 2020     Friendly Borders Staff

Brazzaville – Among the diverse communities of indigenous people in African history, there is the pre-colonial kingdom of Kongo. During the peak of the monarchy’s reign in the 15th to 16th centuries, it even had control over 240 ...
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The Remaining Sea Nomads of the Andaman Sea

  • May 12, 2020     Friendly Borders Staff

Bangkok – The Moken people is one of three groups of sea nomads who roamed the Andaman coast spanning southern Thailand and Myanmar for hundreds of years. From roaming the seas to settling permanently on dry land, they are slowly learning...
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The Valley People of Mexico

  • May 04, 2020     Friendly Borders Staff

Mexico – In the state of Mexico, five ethnic groups live and practice their own culture and tradition across various communities. One of them lives in territories across Mesoamerica. They are called the “valley people” as they...
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Irula People of India

  • April 20, 2020     Friendly Borders Staff

New Delhi – India has a variety of colorful scenery and a wide range of cultures from the country’s indigenous groups. It is interesting that despite recent changes across the globe, the country continues to be known for its many ...
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