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"We have watched – and listened – from the mountains. We watched in disgust as your technological development have been overseen by a child who scoffs at tradition."

The Jabari Tribe is a mountain tribe consisting of Wakandans who have shunned the use of vibranium and removed themselves from mainstream society. Adhering to traditional customs, which include worshiping the ape god Hanuman.


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  • Winston Duke describe the Jabari as people who "strongly believe that to move forward, you have to have a strong adherence and respect for the past. So they have a deep moral conscience."[1]
  • The Jabari speak in a Yoruba dialect, as opposed to the Xhosa spoken by Wakandans from the Golden City.
  • Despite claiming to be Vegetarians, they are revealed to have fishermen. Making them in actuality Pescatarian. [2]


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  2. M'Baku says they're vegetarian and proceeds to mention that Jabari fishermen found T'Challa.

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