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what is an ethnic group?
A group identified on the basis of religion, race, or national origin.
what is a religious group?
Individuals whose identity is distinctive in terms of common spiritual beliefs and practices.
what religion did the Arabs bring with them to Africa?
where are the majority of Arabs found in Africa?
North of the Sahara desert
In which country do most Ashanti live?
why did Bantu migrate to Southern Africa?
Overpopulation and a lack of landing for farming.
from where did the Bantu migrate?
From the Sahel region of Africa.
in recent history, which religions have the Ashanti practiced?
Islam and Christianity
which ethnic group is known for being farmers, herders, and for iron making?
how many people in Africa speak a language based on the original Bantu language?
which religions do Bantu's traditionally practice?
Islam or Christianity
describe the origins of the Swahili ethnic group?
The Swahili ethnic group developed along the East coast of Africa when Arab and Persian traders intermarried with the local Bantu population.
in which countries do most Swahili live?
Kenya, Tanzania, and Mozambique
upon what is the Swahili language based?
Arab and Bantu
where do most modern Swahili live?
In the cities
which religion do most Swahili practice?
what affect does literacy have on a country's standard of living?
The higher the literacy rate the higher the standard of living.
what are the basic beliefs of the Ashanti?
They believe in supernatural and spiritual beliefs.