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9th Grade Social Studies

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Christian Ekren

on 15 August 2016

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Transcript of 9th Grade Social Studies

The Chewa Tribe Information Location Population The Chewa are located primarily in Malawi,
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.
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