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SS7G4 Arab Ashanti Bantu Swahili

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Arab
roots are deep in North Africa
Arab
Red Sea location separates Asia from Egypt and Sudan
Islam
means submission and derives from a word meaning "peace"
Pillars of Islam
one God, prayer, charity, fasting, pilgrimage
Arab
Islamic influence is high in this culture
Quran
Islamic Holy Book
Arab
education and religion is strongly encourage in this culture
Arab
use two calendars - traditional Gregorian and lunar calendars
ethnic group
identified on the basis of religion, race, or national origin
religious group
individuals whose identity is distinctive in therms of common beliefs and practices
Ashanti
major ethnic group living in Central Ghana in western Africa
Ashanti
religion based on supernatural and animist powers
animist
worldview that entities in nature—such as animals, plants, and often even inanimate objects—possess a spiritual essence
Ashanti
family and the mother's clan are most important
Ashanti
live as an extended family in homes or huts set up around a courtyard
Ashanti
roles of family members are set in centuries old traditions
kente
ceremonial cloth that represents history, philosophy, ethics, oral literature, and religious principles
Ashanti
women pick cotton or spin materials into threads
Ashanti
mothers teach daughters pottery and housekeeping skills
Ashanti
fathers train sons in a skill the father chooses
Bantu
located in countries from equator to South Africa
Bantu
original language appears to have evolved in present day Cameroon, then spread eastward and southward
Bantu
approximately 400 languages have this roots
Bantu
believe in both magic and curses
Arab
many Muslims in this ethnic group wear the hijab
Bantu
_______ Muslims are more liberal in their beliefs that other Muslims
Swahili
live from north coast of Kenya to the capital of Tanzania
Swahili
conquered by the Portuguese, Middle Eastern Arabs, and the British
Swahili
Arab culture is a vital part of their culture
Swahili
Like the Arabs, they recognize the value of education
Swahili
has a relative high standard of living
Swahili
their language reflects Bantu and Arab roots; many also speak English
Swahili
many work in government, offices, and schools