Woodabe
The Wodaabe (Fula: Woɗaaɓe) or Bororo are a small subgroup of the Fulani ethnic group. They are traditionally nomadic cattle-herders and traders in the Sahel, with migrations stretching from southern Niger, through northern Nigeria, northeastern Cameroon, and the western region of the Central African Republic. The number of Wodaabe was estimated in 1983 to be 45,000. They are known for their beauty (both men and women), elaborate attire and rich cultural ceremonies.
The Wodaabe speak the Fula language and don't use a written language. In the Fula language, woɗa means "taboo", and Woɗaaɓe means "people of the taboo". "Wodaabe" is an Anglicisation of Woɗaaɓe. This is sometimes translated as "those who respect taboos", a reference to the Wodaabe isolation from broader Fulbe culture, and their contention that they retain "older" traditions than their Fulbe neighbors. In contrast, other Fulbe as well as other ethnic groups sometimes refer to the Wodaabe as "Bororo", a sometimes pejorative name, translated into English as "Cattle Fulani", and meaning "those who dwell in cattle camps". By the 17th century, the Fula people across West Africa were among the first ethnic groups to embrace Islam, were often leaders of those forces which spread Islam, and have been traditionally proud of the urban, literate, and pious life with which this has been related. Both Wodaabe and other Fulbe see in the Wodaabe the echos of an earlier pastoralist way of life, of which the Wodaabe are proud and of which urban Fulbe are sometimes critical.
The Wodaabe culture is one of the 186 cultures of the standard cross-cultural sample used by anthropologists to compare cultural traits.

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Wodaabe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Wodaabe or Bororo are a small subgroup of the Fulani ethnic group. They are traditionally nomadic cattle-herders and traders in the Sahel, with migrations  ...
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Wodaabe - Die Hirten der Sonne. Nomaden am …
Directed by Werner Herzog. With Werner Herzog. Herzog's documentary of the Wodaabe people of the Sahara/Sahel region. Particular attention is given to the ...
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wodaabe | Cultural Survival
Location, Land, and Climate Wodaabe are nomads, migrating through much of the Sahel from northern Cameroon to Chad, Niger, and northeast Nigeria.
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Wodaabe Flirtation Festival | Human Planet | Discovery
The Wodaabe men of Niger take flirting to the extreme, fluttering their lips, exposing their teeth and posing like egrets in a ritualized courtship dance.
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Wodaabe Gerewol in Niger - Timothy Allen
Jan 20, 2011 ... The Wodaabe are a nomadic people populating the Sahel desert of West Africa. Once a year in a few select locations, their tribe gathers to ...
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Wodaabe women have beauty traditions of their own
WODAABE: "PEOPLE OF THE TABOO ". These notes are gleaned from a variety of sources including: Nomads of Niger, text by Marion Van Offelen, photographs ...
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Wodaabe - SIM
The WODAABE ARE A NOMADIC PEOPLE who find their home in the sandy, windswept margins of the Sahara Desert in modern-day Niger. A subgroup of the  ...
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Wodaabe | Rain for the Sahel and Sahara
The Wodaabe speak the Fula language, with no written form. Woda means " taboo" in Fula, and Wodaabe means "People of the Taboo," meaning "the people  ...
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Wodaabe - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
Wodaabe peoples are acutually a subgroup of the larger Fulbe-speaking Fulani. They prefer to call themselves Bororo. Fulani are a nomadic people who have ...
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BBC News - The male beauty contest judged by women
Jan 20, 2011 ... Make-up, flirting, bling outfits. But this beauty contest has a twist - the men dress up, the women pick the winners. What does the Wodaabe ...
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Wodaabe peoples are acutually a subgroup of the larger Fulbe-speaking Fulani. They prefer to call themselves Bororo. Fulani are a nomadic people who have ...
the Wodaabe - Cambridge Books Online - Cambridge University Press
The Wodaabe of Niger are pastoral 'nomads' inhabiting the West African Sahel, a region characterised by low and uncertain rainfall. Drought poses a recurrent ...
A Difficult Time: Migrant work and the WoDaaBe in NigerA Difficult ...
Bonfiglioli, A.M. (1988). DuDal: Histoire de Famille et Histoire de Troupeau chez un Groupe de WoDaaBe du Niger. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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University of Iceland. (kristinl@hi.is). ABSTRACT. WoDaaBe Fulani pastoral nomads in the Sahel base their ethnic identity and economic livelihood largely on  ...
The Wodaabe - Royal Anthropological Institute
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Underground Pool: Wodaabe Women | The University of the Arts
Underground Pool: Wodaabe Women. By Leah Romero '12 (Illustration). Home ... The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. 320 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA ...
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Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, ... The first part of the dissertation discusses expressions of WoDaaBe identities and ...
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Savannah Nomads: A Study of the Wodaabe Pastoral Fulani of ...
Derrick J. Stenning, 1959
The volume covers their organization into lineage groups, their forms of marriage and of inheritance, the status and functions of leaders in the lineage group and the cattle camps, and the central place the herds occupy in the social ...
Nomads who Cultivate Beauty: Wod̳aab̳e Dances and Visual ...
Mette Bovin, 2001
Why do the Wodaabe nomads of West Africa have beauty parades for men? Wodaabe??'s extraordinary and unique live performan-ces are often misunderstood by outsiders. The book pro-vides some answers about these aesthetic activities.
For Appearance' Sake: The Historical Encyclopedia of Good ...
Victoria Sherrow, 2001
Wodaabe The Wodaabe, an egalitarian, nomadic group that lives in Niger in northern Africa, are known for the time and attention they give to their appearance. The word for physical beauty in Wodaabe is boodal; the word for personal charm ...
The Bush is Sweet: Identity, Power and Development Among ...
Kristín Loftsdóttir, 2008
Spending nearly two years as a Wodaabe, within a Wodaabe extended family and alternating between their nomadic and urbanised lifestyles, Kristín Loftsdottír gives the reader a personal insight into the lives of the Wodaabe nomads of Niger ...
Wodaabe - Herdsmen of the Sun
Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken, 2010
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Wodaabe | Woodabe Tribe Beauty Contest | Bororo | Travel Photographs By Rosemary Sheel
Photos of famed Beauty Contest, Geerewol, of the Bororo Wodaabe tribe in Niger Africa with exotic costumes and faces painted: story with facts about Wodaabe
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Woodabe in Foudouk, Niger West Africa | Rain for the Sahel and Sahara
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SAHARAN VIBE: WODAABE BEAUTY CEREMONY
The Most Beautiful Men in the World: The Wodaabe of Niger and Nigeria The Wodaabe are a proud nomadic people who are scattered across the sub-Saharan Sahelian steppe in Niger, West Africa. They are said to have originated in the upper Nile basin, and their exact origins are heavily debated by scholars; some say they are from Ethiopia, while others insist they are from Egypt.
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TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: WODAABE (MBORORO) PEOPLE: THE NOMADIC FULANI SUB-TRIBE THAT CULTIVATE BEAUTY AND THEIR UNIQUE GEREWOL FESTIVAL
The Wodaabe also known as Bororo are nomadic cattle-herders and traders that forms a subset of the larger Fulani (Fulbe) ethnolinguistic group in the Sahel, with migrations stretching from southern Niger, through northern Nigeria, northeastern Cameroon, and the western region of the Central African Republic. Nowadays Wodaabe or Mbororo are also found in countries in East Africa, including Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. Wodaabe man from Mali at Gerewol Festival beauty Contest for men The Wodaabe/Mbororo–Fulani, who are the largest nomadic group in the world, play a crucial economic role as seen in the following remark by Weeks (1978: 133), “Their herds of cattle and sheep are the major source of meat for hundreds of villagers, towns and cities from Wadai, beyond the shore of lake Chad to the Atlantic coast of Senegal.” Mbororo woman from Cameroon They are known for their beauty (both men and women), elaborate attire and rich cultural ceremonies.
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woodabe – BBC Human Planet | Photography by Timothy Allen
Exclusive behind the scenes photography from the BAFTA award winning landmark BBC documentary series. Images © Timothy Allen. Planeta Humano
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Handicrafts and Appropriate Technology: Woodabe Girl in Niger
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The Wodaabe or Bororo are a small subgroup of the Fulani ethnic group. | See more about africa, festivals and steve mccurry.
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