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The Ainu

The Ainu are an indigenous people of the northern Japanese islands who today have almost completely blended into the dominant Japanese. Ainu women tattooed their lips, starting at a young age and increasing the tattoos over time. By the age of 15-16, the tattoos were complete, which also signified that the woman was ready to marry. 1)

The Aborigines of Australia

The Aborigines of Australia were one of the few peoples who did not wear any clothing. Before the arrival of Europeans, both men and women spent their entire lives naked. 2)


The Masai are a tribe that is famous for adumu, their characteristic “jumping dance” of warriors. During the dance you must not touch the ground with your heels; you must jump on your toes all the time. 3)

Native American tribes

According to the 2000 census, 281,000 people in the United States identified themselves as Cherokee. The second large group was the Navajo (269,000). The other tribal groups are much smaller, with only the Sioux (108,000) and Cheyenne (105,000) numbering over 100,000. 4)


Nifo'oti is a unique weapon, characteristic of Samoa. It is a cross between double-edged weapons, typical of Oceania, and agricultural tool blades, imported by Europeans. 5)

ethnology.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/05 04:38 by aga