African Cultures<br />
Religious Group<br />Share a common belief system, but are not necessarily composed of a single ethnic group.<br />
Religious Groups in Africa<br />Three Major Religions:<br /><ul><li>Traditional Beliefs
Christianity
Islam</li></li></ul><li>Traditional Beliefs<br />May include worship of ancestors, spirits, gods, animals, land, inanimate...
Besides praying to God and the deities, there is a common theme of sacrifice in African religions. Sacrifice is about givi...
Ethnic Group<br />Each ethnic group has its own distinct language, traditions, arts and crafts, history, way of life and r...
Religion of the Arab Ethnic Group<br />Muslims and Christians make up the religion of the Arab ethnic group<br />In Africa...
Ashanti Ethnic Group<br />Predominately practice a traditional religion<br />Mixture of spiritual and supernatural powers<...
Bantu Ethnic Group<br />Practice a traditional religion<br />Belief in the power of ancestors in everyday life<br />
Swahili Ethnic Group<br /><ul><li>Coast of East Africa</li></ul>Most Swahili today are Muslim with some traditional elemen...
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  1. 1. African Cultures<br />
  2. 2. Religious Group<br />Share a common belief system, but are not necessarily composed of a single ethnic group.<br />
  3. 3. Religious Groups in Africa<br />Three Major Religions:<br /><ul><li>Traditional Beliefs
  4. 4. Christianity
  5. 5. Islam</li></li></ul><li>Traditional Beliefs<br />May include worship of ancestors, spirits, gods, animals, land, inanimate objects, and/or natural phenomena.<br />
  6. 6. Besides praying to God and the deities, there is a common theme of sacrifice in African religions. Sacrifice is about giving something up that is very precious for any number of reasons including continuing good fortune and avoidance of disaster. <br />
  7. 7. Ethnic Group<br />Each ethnic group has its own distinct language, traditions, arts and crafts, history, way of life and religion<br />
  8. 8. Religion of the Arab Ethnic Group<br />Muslims and Christians make up the religion of the Arab ethnic group<br />In Africa, the predominant religion of Arabs is Islam<br />
  9. 9. Ashanti Ethnic Group<br />Predominately practice a traditional religion<br />Mixture of spiritual and supernatural powers<br />
  10. 10. Bantu Ethnic Group<br />Practice a traditional religion<br />Belief in the power of ancestors in everyday life<br />
  11. 11. Swahili Ethnic Group<br /><ul><li>Coast of East Africa</li></ul>Most Swahili today are Muslim with some traditional elements<br />Most men wear protective amulets around their necks, which contain verses from the Qu’ran.<br />
  12. 12. Your Turn! Can you explain what a traditional religion is??<br />

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