As are most indigenous African tribes in Southern Ethiopia, the Arbore tribe are pastoralists, measuring their wealth in terms of the number of cattle that they possess. Additionally, beads are traditionally because of the young Zulu maidens by teenagers who court them. The Afar people change their house according to the season, living near permanent ponds during the dry season and residing in other areas with intermittent ponds during the rainier season. However, their neighboring African tribes such as the Nyangatom and Mursi tribes speak Nilotic languages. In addition to pictures and videos of the indigenous people of Africa, there is a political Africa Map, a map of Africa languages, and a map of African tribes. Even before the formation of anthropology as a scientific discipline, ethnologists were using photographs of African tribes as a research tool.
As a result of losing much of their territory, they have been forced to change their society and many of these traditional pastoralists have become horticulturalists.
One of the African tribes that this website focuses on in the Himba tribe which comes from the north Namibia area in Africa, in the arid Kunene province formerly called Kaokoland of the Namib Desert. Zulu girls traditionally wear only beads and therefore have been termed by some as a nude African tribe. The Zulu people are traditionally both pastoralists and agriculturists.