Saturday, October 23

Indigenous

Peoples of the Ituri Forest
Africa, Indigenous, Late modern

Peoples of the Ituri Forest

The Ituri land The Ituri Forest is a nearly 63,000 sq.km. area of dense tropical rain forest on the northeastern side of the Congo River basin. It is fully within the central African nation of Zaire. It varies in altitude between 700 meters in its southern portions to 1,000 meters in the north. (more…)
The Romani or Indo-European gypsies
Documentaries, Indigenous

The Romani or Indo-European gypsies

Note: This is a summary of Wikipedia and related articles on the Romani, plus additional information from documentaries on Romani history and lifeways posted on Youtube. The Romani, more popularly known as Gypsies or Roma, are an ethnic group with origins in north India, traditionally itinerant, and now living mostly in Europe and the Americas. In the past centuries until today, the Romani have been among the worst victims of national oppression. Genetic research indicates that the Romani came from a single group that left northwestern India starting about 1,500 years ago, although the Dom people are a similar group that possibly developed from a separate branch. Similar migrations that share Romani and Dom cultures continued for the next centuries. They arrived in Western Asia and...