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African cultures ppt

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

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