African Geographic Tribal life Africa is rich with tribal life and culture. Some of the most common traditions from the African tribal life are: ďƒ˜ Tribal music ďƒ˜ Dance ďƒ˜ Native art Within these tribes, several native languages are spoken. Some of these are still commonly used today in everyday life. The most common are Zulu and Swahili. Over the years, European, South American and Middle Eastern languages have been introduced. Today English is the most frequently used language. Tribal life in Africa is based upon spiritual life, languages, art, music and dance. Each country holds its own culture, religion and traditions. Even the smallest countries in Africa, have more than thirty tribes.