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Azande tribe, Nigeria.

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71209
1885
£425

The Azande are a tribe of north central Africa. Their name means 'the people who possess much land', and refers to their history as conquering warriors.
They live primarily in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in southwestern Sudan, and in the southeastern Central African Republic.
The name Niam-Niam (or Nyam-Nyam) was often used by westerners to refer to the Azande in the 19th and early 20th century. Probably of Dinka origin, the name means 'great eaters', supposedly referring to cannibalistic propensities as well as being onomatopoeic. This name for the Azande was in use by other tribes in Sudan, and later adopted by westerners, although today the name Niam-Niam is considered derogatory

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Two albumen prints. Fair tonal range and in good condition, pasted on original card.

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