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Africa Ethnic Groups

Slides about the Bantu, Arabs, and Swahili

African ethnic group that originated in West Africa and migrated to the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa Bantu
East African ethnic group with a culture and language that is a blend of Arabic and Bantu culture and language Swahili
Native ethnic group of North Africa Berbers
North African ethnic group that came to the area in the 600s AD by conquering North Africa Arabs
What three things did the Bantu spread to Sub-Saharan Africa on their migration? Language, Iron Tools and Weapons, Advanced Farming Methods
Language Spoken by the Arabs Arabic
Language Spoken by the Swahili Swahili
Language Spoken by the Bantu Many different languages (each Bantu ethnic group has their own)
Most common religion among the Arabs Islam
Most common religion among the Swahili Islam
Common religions among the Bantu Islam in the northern part of Sub-Saharan Africa and East Africa, Christianity in most other places, pockets of Animism in rural areas
How did Islam become common in North Africa? Arab conquerors brought it there in the 600s AD
How did Islam become common in East Africa? It was brought to the region by Arab traders
How did Animism become common in Africa? Various forms of Animism were the traditional religions of many Sub-Saharan Africans
How did Christianity become common among many Bantu ethnic groups? It was brought to the region by European colonizers
Created by: Shaver
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