Dogon dancersThe Dogon are an Indigenous People, living in the central plateau region of Mali, south of the Sahara Desert in Africa. The Dogon population numbers somewhere between 400,000 and 800,000.

The Dogon are best known for their mythology, their mask dances, wooden sculptures and their architecture. The past century has seen significant changes in the social organization, material culture and beliefs of the Dogon, partly because Dogon country is one of Mali’s major tourist attractions.

Adapted from Wikipedia’s article on the Dogon.

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