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7th -Unit 3.2 Africa

SS7G4 - Culture

ethnic group a group of people who share a common culture, which includes history, common ancestry, language, religion, traditions, beliefs, holidays, food, etc
religious group a group of people who share a belief system. They believe in the same god (or gods) and have a common sacred text with a specific set of rules about how to live.
Arabs live mostly in northern Africa, speak Arabic and most practice Islam.
Ashanti believe in animism and the Golden Stool, found mostly in Ghana, West Africa, and speak 'Asante' or 'Twi'.
Swahili inhabit the southern coast of East Africa, in Kenya, Tanzania, & Mozambique; practice mostly Islam and their name means "one who lives on the coast".
Bantu made up of 400 ethnic groups found throughout central and southern parts of the continent; mostly practice Islam, but some practice Christianity or animism.
Bantu Migration one of the largest movements of people in Africa's history; they intermingled and accepted other traditions and cultures.
monotheistic the belief in or worship of one God.
polytheistic the belief in or worship of more than one god.
traditional religion Characteristics include creation stories, kings are seen as gods, ancestor worship, and rituals including art, music, fire, dance, food, drink, charms and amulets.
amulets an ornament or small piece of jewelry thought to give protection against evil, danger, or disease.
Akan Religion a religion deeply rooted in the Ashanti culture that teaches that plants and animals have souls and should be respected; they also believe in witches and forest monsters.
animism the belief that natural physical entities, including animals, plants, and features of the earth, have a spiritual essence.
Islam Most African cultures practice this religion.
Arabic language of Arab culture and necessary in order to practice Islam.
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