Woodabe

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    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)

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    1. LindsayStark 46 months ago | reply

      Amaaaaaazing image! There is a chance I will be in Niger later in the year. If you have any recommendations, I would love to hear them! Thanks so much!

    2. babasteve 45 months ago | reply

      really nice !

    3. Miguel Herrera 45 months ago | reply

      Great portrait!!

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    5. Persodan 44 months ago | reply

      good ethnic one too

    6. feijeriemersma 43 months ago | reply

      een van je allermooiste.

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