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Tribal Life in Nigeria

Mrs. Schubele's English Honors 4th Period

William Smith

on 3 May 2013

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Fun Facts Common definition: a social group which claims to predate the formation of government and is reflective of a life that is more "natural," self-sufficient, fluid, and mobile.
There are about 100 major ethnic groups in Africa (Nigeria has 250 major and minor ones alone).
The three largest and most dominant ethnic groups are the Hausa, Yoruba, and Igbo.
In a country with more than 250 individual tribal languages, English is the only language common to most people. What is a “Tribe”? Varies from tribe to tribe depending on what food is in season and they’re geographical location.
Western influences, especially in urban centers, have transformed Nigerian eating habits in many ways.
Food in Nigeria is traditionally eaten by hand.
Palm Wine is a traditional drink made from palm trees. Food Holidays Most tribes holidays vary from tribe to tribe.
Nigeria celebrates three secular national holidays ( New Years, Worker’s Day, and National Day). Sports Rarajipari (One member of each team takes a wooden baseball-sized ball and kicks the ball ahead. The members of that team then chase after the ball, pick it up then kick it again. This is usually done for several miles in the casual games)
Suri Stick Fighting
Water Buffalo Racing Shaking hands, eating, or passing things with the left hand are unacceptable. The left hand is reserved for personal toiletries and is considered dirty.
Sorcery and witchcraft was present
Human sacrifice was present in some regions. 4th Period
Row: A Tribal Life http://www.everyculture.com/Ma-Ni/Nigeria.html

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