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    Woodabe girl in NIger, November 2009

    November 2009, Niger

    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 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. (Wikipedia)

    Nuno Katapuno, Robert Frenette, and 52 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. BoazImages 64 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot!

    2. Aman Iman ॐ 64 months ago | reply

      Beautiful portrait...

    3. Tropenvogl 64 months ago | reply

      Very beautyful portrait. I like her funny black spots!

    4. Nicolas Diaz G 64 months ago | reply

      that is magic!!!

    5. jerome.coullare 64 months ago | reply

      out of the world

    6. GRIDIN 63 months ago | reply

      beautiful portrait, the make up is cool

    7. LeYgE 63 months ago | reply

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    10. BritanyDorsey 60 months ago | reply

      LOVE this image.

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    12. photographer695 55 months ago | reply

      Excellent portrait

    13. Chris.E 46 months ago | reply

      Excellent portrait.

    14. rafal ziejewski 45 months ago | reply

      Great portrait.

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