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Africa Religions, Customs, Traditions

SS7G4 The student will describe the diverse cultures of the people who live in Africa. b. Explain the diversity of religions within the Arab, Ashanti, Bantu, and Swahili ethnic groups.
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Mono-theistic
Belief in one god.
Poly-theistic
Belief in more than one god.
Arab
Mixed ethnic group made up of people who speak the Arabic Language. Live mostly in North Africa and Southwest Asia. Includes a group known as Bedouins.
Bedouin
Nomadic tribes who live in the deserts of Africa.
Nomadic
Move from place to place.
Bantu
Originally came from southeastern Nigeria, near the Benue-Cross Rivers then spread east and south near Zambia, in Central Africa. Around 1000 CE, they reached present day Zimbabwe and South Africa, here they established the Munhumutapa Empire.
Ashanti People
Live in Central Ghana. The family, especially the mother's family, is most important to this group. The mystical Golden Stool has been a part of their practice since the 17th century. Believe strength of thier nation depends on the safety of this stool.
Swahili
Live on the East African coast from Southeer Somalia to Norther Mozambique. This group practices a strict form of Islam. This group use trances to speak with djinns or spirits.
Khoikhoi & San
First people in present-day South Africa
San
Hunter gatherers in the Kalahari Desert. Speak a varitey of click languages.
Khoikhoi
Became sheep herders.