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9th Grade Social Studies
Transcript of 9th Grade Social Studies
but are also in Zambia and Zimbabwe. 5.8 Million People Growing or shrinking: n/a Languages Language Spoken: Chichewa,
Chinyanja, and Banti Official Language of Malawi:
English and Chichewa Why Official Language?
- Standardize communication Cultural Traditions Christianity mixed with traditional beliefs. Celebrate Indepedence Day (July 6th) and March 3rd to remember
thos that were killed in the fight. Purpose: Remember independence and thos lost. Religion influences daily life. Rites of Passage Boys initiated into manhood around 12-16 years old. Definition: Act that signifies a significant transition in human life. 12-16 year old boys participate in "The Great Dance"; masked
dancers parade around the village. After, boys are secluded
for 3 days for instruction and discipline. Current Issues Malawi facing deforestation, water pollution,
acid rain, crop runoff, etc. Influence on Life: Killing local
ecosystems, less food, polluted
water, etc. Citing "African Tribes - Chewa People, Malawi, Zambia." African Safaris, African Tours, Africa Holidays and Africa Travel Guide. Web. 11 Apr. 2011. <http://www.africaguide.com/culture/tribes/chewa.html>. "Chewa and Other Maravi Groups - Introduction, Location, Language, Folklore, Religion, Major Holidays, Rites of Passage, Relationships, Living Conditions." Countries and Their Cultures. Web. 11 Apr. 2011.
<http://www.everyculture.com/we/Japan-to-Mali/Chewa-and-other-Maravi-Groups.html "Malwi Environment - Current Issues - Geography." Index Mundi - Country Facts. Web. 11 Apr. 2011.