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Nigeria Language and Identity

Katie Tabisz, Katie Dugan, Nicole Mayda, Jenna Witek

katie dugan

on 11 October 2012

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Transcript of Nigeria Language and Identity

Katie Dugan, Katie Tabisz, Nicole Mayda, Carli Young, & Jenna Witek Nigerian Language & Identity Greatly dominated by their religion
In the early years, all fashion was made of animal furs and skin
Latest fashion trends are belts, tank tops, beads, and gypsy skirts
Much of the jewelry and beads worn represented the Nigerian custom and religion
Headresses are often worn for traditional ceremonies and festive occasions Nigerian Fashion Hausa-Fulani Ethnic Groups in Nigeria The Ijaw have Nigeria's most oil-rich land. They fight to have more political franchise in Nigeria. Ethnic Groups in Nigeria...continued Ethnic Tensions Hausa and Falani are the predominant Muslim ethnic groups in the Northern region of Nigeria. They were joined by thier religion, intermarriage, and the Hausa language. They have been politically dominant ever since their independence from Great Britain in 1960. There culture is a patriarchy. Igbo The Igbo ethnic group was not made by hereditary and the people in this ethnic group are mostly Christian. Yoruba Yoruba is a very urban ethnic group whose culture consists of many people in large city-states ruled by a oba (king). This ethnic group has a well balance between Islam and Christian religious views. Ijaw The government has worked out tentative
power sharing agreements so the people
can have a say in politics. The major
ethnic groups have formed militias to
protect their own people. The cities are
majorly segregated between the ethnic
groups. Confrontation is also very common. Ethnic Cleansing -the elimination of unwanted ethnic groups from a society by genocide or forced emigration. -Nigeria's 160 million people are divided into a Muslim north and a Christian south. -In 1966, there was a dispute in northern Nigeria which lead to 80,000 people killed. This act was seen as an attack on the Igbo people. This lead to the Nigerian civil war. -Today there is still some religious unrest in the North. Nigeria and it's Language Niger-Congo Languages
Fulfulde, Ijoid, Efik, Tula-Waja, Kwa, and Tivoid Languages

Afroasiatic Languages
Chadic, Berber, and Semitic Major Languages Dating back to about 9,000 BC, Nigerian languages have many influences on the cultures. For this reason, there are many different languages spoken in Nigeria. The official language of Nigeria is English. English is mainly used for educational purposes, business reasons, and official purposes (Nigeria Facts). However, more then half of the residents remain uncultured to it. Mainly due to the fact that they are in rural areas where they are accustomed to different languages for the majority. There are 521 languages spoken. Life in Nigeria is consistent with many African countries. Poverty levels are extremely high. 60% live below the so called poverty line, which equals out to be an income of $1 a day.

Many roads are extremely busy with pedestrians and children creating piercing noise pollution.

In Nigeria, large families are a status symbol. Many families in eastern Nigeria have ten children Daily Life of a Nigerian Thanks for watching :) THE END!
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