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Africa culture


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Africa culture

  1. 1. Afric a
  2. 2. Africa is HUGE!
  3. 3. w many cultures? There are over 500 tribes
  4. 4. How long to learn aboutthese tribes?
  5. 5. Focus on 2 Cultures Clue: is the safari capital of the world
  6. 6. Located KENYA
  7. 7. 1. KIKUYU PEOPLEAre a Bantu people inhabiting EastAfrica, originally founded by a man namedGikuyu.It is Kenya´s largest ethnic group, equalto about 23% of the country´s totalpopulation. They speak Swahili, Englishand Agĩkũyũ
  8. 8. Facts• The Agikuyu nation was divided into nine Clans.• Monotheists believing in a unique and Omnipotent God “Ngai”• Believe that Ngai’s abode is on Mount Kenya.• The Kikuyu rely heavily on agriculture
  9. 9. Facts• They also raise cattle. Sheep, and goats for religious sacrifices and purification.• They use the hides from the cattle to make bedding, sandals, and
  10. 10. Cool Facts• They have a desire for knowledge and it is believed that all children should receive a full education.• They have a terrific reputation
  11. 11. 2. MAASAI PEOPLE The Maasai are a Nilotic ethnic group of semi- nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. They speak Maa, Swahili and English . population has been reported as numbering 453,000 in Kenya claimed that the lifestyle of the Maasai should be embraced as a response to climate change because of their ability to farm in deserts and scrublands.
  12. 12. ShelterThey use available materials and indigenoustechnology to construct their housing.The Inkajijik (houses) are either star-shapedor circular, and are constructed by able-bodied women.The structural framework is formed of timberpoles fixed directly into the ground andinterwoven with a lattice of smaller branches,which is then plastered with a mix of mud,sticks, grass, cow dung and human urine, andash.
  13. 13. Facts• The central unit of Maasai society is the age-set.• One rite of passage from boyhood to the status of junior warrior is a painful circumcision ceremony, which is performed without anaesthetic.• Warriors are not allowed to have sexual relations with circumcised women.• One myth about the Maasai is that each young man is supposed to kill a lion before he is circumcised.
  14. 14. FactsYoung women also undergo "femalecircumcision,”and then into earlyarranged marriages.The piercing and stretching of earlobesis common among the Maasai. Variousmaterials have been used to both pierceand stretch the lobes, including thornsfor piercing, twigs, bundles oftwigs, stones, the cross section ofelephant tusks and empty film canisters.
  15. 15. Q&A