The Wodaabe tribe from Chad has a courtship tradition called Gerewol. Men spend hours getting dressed to dance in front of the tribe’s women in hopes of being judged the most beautiful. Women from the tribe can pick who they want to get married to.
The Kogi tribe, an indigenous people, choose their priests at birth and raise them in a dark cave for a decade to connect them to the earth.
Aka is the tribe in Central Africa where male and female roles are virtually interchangeable. Women hunt, men mind the children,and vice versa. Men spend 47 percent of their time within reach of their kids, more than any other society, and even let them suckle.
There is a tribe where a man’s wife can’t speak the same language as him.
Liquindi, or Pygmy water drumming, is practiced by the Baka Forest People of central Africa. Tones are produced by trapping air in one’s hands and hitting the surface of the water, to create percussive musical rhythms.
There’s a tribe in Africa that instead of punishing someone for their wrong deeds, they will surround that person and say nothing but good things the person has done.
In 2002, Kenyan Masai tribe people donated 14 cows to to the U.S. to help with the aftermath of 9/11.
A tribe of Asian pygmies called the Taron are purposely letting themselves go extinct. They are a pure and isolated race, but inbreeding has caused deformities and mental issues that have prompted their decision to die out and have consequently dwindled down to 12.
The indigenous Ju’Hoansi people of southern Africa live in a more liberal society than most modern nations. Divorce is not stigmatized, homosexuality is not demonized, and sex is seen as natural and beautiful, not shameful or dirty. In addition, rape and other forms of sexual violence are practically unheard of due to complete gender equality.
In several uncontacted tribes in Papua New Guinea, Caucasian people are believed to be cryptids or mythological creatures. Many tribes consider these legendary “white people” to be magically reanimated corpses.
There is a tribe of people in an almost inaccessible Himalayan valley that made a decision to bring their own race to extinction by choosing to not have children. If you broke the no breeding tribal rule, you would be banned from the village, which was in essence a death sentence.
There is a tribe in Africa who believe Europe is the afterlife, and all its inhabitants are spirits.