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Ethinic Groups of Africa
Transcript of Ethinic Groups of Africa
of Africa Two Groups of Arabs Arabs Ashanti Bantu Swahili How diverse are
the religions among the ethnic groups? 1. Settled Arabs: live in urban areas
2. Nomadic Arabs: travel from place to
place in the desert
WHY? -Live in Northern Africa
-Mostly practice Islam
-Most practice Islam, some
Christianity - Found in Western Africa
-Mix of supernatural and spiritual
-Believe nature has souls
-Family is of great importance
-children inherit flesh and blood from mother and spirit from father -East African coast from southern
Somalia to northern Mozambique
-Practice a strict form of Islam and also
believe in spirits called djinns -more accurately
called a language group
-trade empire collapsed
in early 16th century -learned how to work metal, produce
more food, population grew
-spread out and assimilated with the
people groups they encountered
-variety of religions
-over 180 languages spoken in Africa
are rooted in Bantu Bedouin Home Believe the Mystical Golden
Stool came down from heaven
and protects them -Swahili use trances to speak to djinns.
-The men wear amulets around their necks with verses of the Koran in them for protection.
-Teachers and prophets of Islam are allowed to be spiritual healers