During the glory days when feared warriors fought and defended their territory, such as the Spartans, the Vikings, the Moores, etc. Several warrior tribes also from Africa have been recorded throughout ancient history.
The way of men has always been conquering and dominant, hence several kingdoms held battles against each other to attain dominance.
Among the greatest warriors of ancient times, some stood out because of their unique strategies when fighting in a war, the weapons they used or their leader.
In ancient African history, the flourishing tribes mainly depend on their warriors for expansion and protection. Warrior tribes with powerful warriors were feared by the smaller tribes.
The most feared African warrior tribe
Here are the tribes that are known as the warrior tribe of Africa.
The Somali warriors top the ancient most deadly warrior tribe. When it comes to warfare the Somalis are more tactical and skilful.
They boast the best military warfare and tactics which helped them sail as far as south-east Asia to flex their muscles.
In ancient times Somalia sent their mercenaries to help Egypt conquer Hittites. They were the first African tribe to engage in naval warfare.
Nubians are one of the most feared warrior tribes of Africa, the military tactics of the Nubians made them conquer the surrounding kingdoms and establish the kush kingdom which has been one of the long-lasting kingdoms in the continent.
Their military valour is very significant, the Abyssinians conquered and then colonized the southern Arabians. Abyssinians live in a mountain environment and have developed military skills to resist invasion.
The Zulu tribe is the most famous of them all. Headed by King Shaka Zulu, they are the largest tribe in South Africa.
They possess the ability to carry out smart military strategies. During the colonial era, the Zulus chased the British calvary. The Zulus didn’t have advanced weapons but were merely fearless soldiers.
The nomadic tribe, Fulani is one of the largest nomadic tribes in west Africa. Although they were primary herders and traders they developed their military expertise with time. They are known to be fearless warriors that conquered and enslaved their fellow west Africans.
The Barbarians, they well known for conquering Spain and defeating the Roman empire attempt at invasion and resisting the colonizers from ancient Persia. The Berbers have a large army and are famous for defeating and conquering tribes turning them into Islam. Other feared African warrior tribes are the Mali people, The Maasai, The Oromos, The Shona, and the Amazon of Dahomey.