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Top 7 African Tribes Where Women Literally Rule

November 24, 2016 at 02:30 pm | History

Fredrick Ngugi

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

November 24, 2016 at 02:30 pm | History

The Owambo People, one of Africa's matriarchal tribes. Photo Credit: African

Matrilineal descent has been instrumental in tracing the origin of some of Africa’s tribes and it’s a huge part of Africa’s history and evolution. In the past, matriarchy’s, or families, groups, or states ruled by women, were prevalent in Africa. Matrilineality refers not only to tracing one’s lineage through maternal ancestry, it can also refer to a civil system in which one inherits property through the female’s family line. More interesting is the fact that most of Africa’s matrilineal tribes are still in existence.

Here are the top 7 female-led tribes in Africa.

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