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The Samburu are semi-nomadic

pastoralists who are best known for their intricately dressed warriors, the Moran, who count drinking blood from goats amongst their rituals.

The Hadzabe tribe is so old that National Geographic calls them “the closest living relatives of the humans who first left Africa to migrate to the rest of the world.”

The Mentawai people live in an island group 150km off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Considered one of the planet's most ancient tribes, today they are still found deep in the island jungle.

Numbering only 3,000, Ecuador's Waorani tribe live in the Amazon Basin. Facing dual challenges of oil exploration and Western encroachment, today they are fighting to protect their land.

The Hamar of Southern Ethiopia is one of the most unique tribes in the world.  Agro-pastoralists and subsistence farmers, today they face the same outside challenges as other indigenous peoples.

The indigenous Huli are one of the last traditional tribes in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Undiscovered by Europeans until the 1930s, they are a Tribe of A Thousand Years. 

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