Africa Culture SS7G4What are the differences between anethnic group and a religious group?
What is an ethnic group?• Group of people who share cultural ideas and beliefs that have been a part of their community for generations• Examples: languages, religion, shared history, types of food, traditional stories, beliefs, or ritualsWhich would be an example of an ethnic group?a. People who grow a similar foodb. People who share a language or religionc. People who share a belief in god or godsd. People who like to read the same literature
What is an religious group?• Shares a belief system in a god or gods, with a specific set of rituals and literature.Which would be an example of a religious group?a. People who grow similar foodb. People who share a language or religionc. People who share a belief in god or godsd. People who like to read the same literature
African Culture SS7G4 What is the diversity of religions within the Arab,Ashanti, Bantu, and Swahili ethnic groups?
Ethnic group: Arab• Live in North Africa; found throughout Africa today• Follow Islam religion• Embrace Muslim traditions and linked to the Middle East• Africans learned to speak Arabic language to be able to read the Quran• Arab traders spread the Islam religion while trading gold and salt to Africans
Ethnic group: Ashanti• Majority live in Ghana• Religion: mixture of spiritual and supernatural powers, worship a golden stool that represents power, worship one supreme god called Nayme• other Ashanti people practice Christianity and Islam along with the traditional Shanti religion
Ethnic group: Bantu• Many different African people who share a related language and some cultural characteristics that covered a large expanse of Africa• Over 60 million people today are part of the Bantu culture• Bantu practice a wide variety of religions such as Animism, Islam, and Christianity
Ethnic group: Swahili• Majority are found in the Eastern part of Africa• Speak a language that is a mixture of Bantu and Arabic• In Arabic Swahili means “one who lives on the coast”• Religion most common to Swahili’s is Islam• Believe in “mila”: a belief that spirits can possess a person