Indigenous peoples in Africa

Joseph M. O'Neal (josephon@ADMIN.STEDWARDS.EDU)
Wed, 8 Mar 1995 10:07:37 CST

I regularly encounter references to the indigenous peoples of Africa,
usually as part of a string: "indigenous peoples of the Americas, Asia,
and Africa."

So how does the term indigenous peoples apply to Africa. Sure, the Black
South Africans are indigenous compared to the white South Africans, as
are the Kung to the Bantu. And many African peoples have oral history
that they were invaders or were conquered by invaders. But the case is
not nearly as clear cut as one find s in the Americas.

I would appreciate hearing the thoughts of others on this subject.

Joseph M. O'Neal
St. Edward's University
Austin, TX 78704

Ph: 512-448-8745