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Both the tallest and shortest tribe in the world can be found in Africa. Checkout pictures of them

The African Continent is often called "the cradle of humankind", is home to both the tallest and shortest Tribe in the World.

-The tallest Tribe in the world is the Dinka Tribe which can be found in South Sudan. The word "Dinka" translates to "People" in their language and the people of the Dinka Tribe are known to be very tall with slim bodies. They have a reported average height of 1.9 m (6 ft, 4in) for the Men and 1.8 m (6 ft) for the Women and some of them can even grow taller than 7 feet. The Dinka People are a nomadic Tribe whose main occupation is Animal husbandry and they usually move from place to place in search of greener Pastures. Some of them also practice traditional agriculture in addition to the Animal husbandry.

The Cattle they rear are not eaten or sold for commercial profit but rather, they're used to produce Milk, pay marriage dowries and for cultural demonstrations and rituals.

The Dinka people do not eat during daytime, only In the evening where the Family gathers around the fire to eat Milk, Fish, cooked Water Tubers, Vegetables and Goat meat.

Manute Bol, the tallest basketball player in the history of the NBA came from the Dinka Tribe. At 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m), he was so tall that he could easily reach the Basketball Hoop without even jumping.


-The shortest Tribes in the World can also be found in Africa. They are the Pygmy Tribes of Africa, particularly the Mbutsi People from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Aside from their heads being large compared to the rest of their bodies, they are perfectly proportioned and have an average height of just 1.45 m (4.34 ft) for the Men and 1.33 m (4 ft) for the Women.

The Pygmy Tribes are mostly hunter-gatherers, living partially on the wild Products of their Environments. The mostly live in Rainforests and trade with neighbouring Farmers to acquire cultivated Food and other Material Items.

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