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AFRICAN BELIEFS ON MARRIAGE

WHAT ARE THE AFRICAN BELIEFS ON MARRIAGE Marriage ceremonies within Africa vary greatly between countries due to the diversity of culture and religion throughout the continent. Africa has a population of over 1.2 billion people spread throughout 52 countries. The large size and extreme diversity of the continent leads to enormous diversity among the marriage …

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THE ROLE OF MUSIC IN THE AFRICAN CULTURE

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF MUSIC IN THE AFRICAN CULTURE Music is a significant part of African culture. In fact, it is the only thing that has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. The music in Africa can be divided into two categories: traditional and popular music. Traditional music includes songs and …

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EFFECTS OF COLONIZATION ON THE AFRICAN CULTURE

EFFECTS OF COLONIALISM IN THE AFRICAN CULTURE Colonialism is a relative term that is oftenly used by historians to describe the epoch between 1800 and 1960 in the history of Africa. Colonialism began as a result of the changes in the mode of production in Europe (industrial revolution) after World War 2 and was believed …

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WHAT ARE SOME AFRICAN CULTURAL BELIEFS

WHAT ARE SOME AFRICAN CULTURAL BELIEFS African Tradition is expressed through many different art forms, such as music, dance, art, sculpture and beadwork. These traditions are deeply ingrained into the whole African culture. Many African languages are “tone languages,” meaning that pitch level determines meaning. Oral Tradition Oral tradition is very important in African culture, …

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THE TOPOSSA PEOPLE – HISTORY AND CULTURE

THE TOPOSA PEOPLE The Toposa are an ethnic group in South Sudan, living in the Greater Kapoeta region of the erstwhile Eastern Equitorial state. They have traditionally lived by herding cattle, sheep and goats, and in the past were involved in the ivory trade. They have a tradition of constant low-level warfare, usually cattle raids, …

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AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION -PRACTICES AND DEFINITION

WHAT ARE THE PRACTICES OF AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION The traditional beliefs and rituals of Africans are quite varied and incorporate many different ethnic religions. These customs are typically oral rather than written, handed down through folklore, music, and festivals from one generation to the next. They include adoration of the deceased, belief in ghosts, worship …

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BENEFITS OF LEARNING A NEW AFRICAN LANGUAGE

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LEARNING AFRICAN LANGUAGES With more than 2,000 distinct languages, Africa has a third of the world’s languages with less than a seventh of the world’s population. By comparison, Europe, which has about an eighth of the world’s population, has only about 300 languages. Africa’s linguistic diversity can even be found …

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WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO PRESERVE THE AFRICAN CULTURE

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO PRESERVE THE AFRICAN CULTURE Culture and its history are morals, beliefs, and aims. They form a people’s national identity. It is essential to preserve our cultural heritage to maintain our identity as a nation. The value of cultural heritage isn’t in cultural manifestation itself. But in the wealth of experience …

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WHAT ARE THE PRACTICES OF AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION?

ASPECTS OF TRADITIONAL AFRICAN RELIGION The traditional beliefs and rituals of Africans are quite varied and incorporate many different ethnic religions. These traditions, which are typically oral rather than written and handed down through folklore, songs, and festivals, include adoration of the dead, belief in ghosts, worship of multiple higher and lower gods, the practice …

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