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Fighting women of the Fon (Dahomey people) and their neighbors the Ashanti. Originally retained as an elite royal guard, Dahomey amazons held semi-sacred status as celibate warrior "wives" of the King. They prided themselves on their hardened physiques and highly-trained martial skills, and constantly strove to outperform their male counterparts. By 1890 they were more than 30 percent of the Dahomey fighting force.

The people with no name, Mumuhuila tribe - Angola - Photo by Eric Lafforgue