Swahili, Ashanti, Bantu, and Arab Ethnic G roups.
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Swahili, Ashanti, Bantu, and Arab Ethnic Groups SS7G4 The student will describe the diverse cultures of the people who live in Africa. a. Explain the differences between an ethnic group and a religious group. b. Explain the diversity of religions within the Arab, Ashanti, Bantu, and Swahili ethnic groups.
The Swahili people are an ethnic group living chiefly on the Swahili Coast of East Africa, mainly the coastal regions and the islands of Kenya and Tanzania, and north Mozambique. The name Swahili is derived from the Arabic word Sawahil, meaning "coastal dwellers". They speak Swahili(also known as Kiswahili), a Bantu language. Swahili
Art: They do not often use designs with images of living beings due to their Muslim heritage. Instead, Swahili designs are primarily geometric. Religion: Most Swahili are Islamic. Music: Tarabu is the main type of music Combination of Swahili tunes sung in rhythmic poem mixed in with Arabic or even Indian melodies http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thevillagefoundation http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetails.aspx?itemid=2787 Swahili
The Ashanti live in central Ghana in western Africa near the coastline. To the Ashanti, the family and the mother’s clan are most important. The Ashanti live in an extended family. The family lives in various homes or huts that are set up around a courtyard. Ashanti
The Ashanti religion is a mixture of spiritual and supernatural powers. They believe that plants, animals, and trees have souls. (animism - belief that souls or spirits exist not only in humans but also in animals, plants, rocks, natural phenomena such as thunder, geographic features such as mountains or rivers, or other entities of the natural environment.) They also believe in fairies, witches, and forest monsters. The golden stool is sacred to the Ashanti. The golden stool represents the worship of ancestors, well-being, and the nation of Ashanti. http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetails.aspx?itemid=728 Ashanti
Bantu migration is the movement of Bantu speaking people from their original homeland (craddleland) to their current homelands.Bantu people are said to have come from Congo forest or part of Cameroon and moved eastwards to present Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Some moved to South Africa. The migration spread the Bantu culture and language to Sub-Sahara Africa. Bantu
Literature: Bantu are known for their mythology and fables. Stories on god, death, creation, monsters, talking animals. Music: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thevillagefoundation http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetails.aspx?itemid=901 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm8KfqTmgG0 Bantu
Africa masks can be traced back to well past Paleolithic times Made of various materials including leather, metal, fabric and various types of wood. Masking ceremonies in Africa have great cultural and traditional significance. Masks
African dance refers mainly to the dance of Sub-Saharan Africa These dances teach social patterns and values and helps people work, mature, praise or criticize members of the community while celebrating festivals and funerals, competing, reciting history, proverbs and poetry http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Dance-the-Nago-African-Healing-Dance-32267355 Dance
In 640 AD, the Muslims, religious followers of Islam who were Arab, began their conquest to control North Africa. By 698 AD Arabs were in control of North Africa. Not all African Arabs are Muslim. Many practice Christianity or traditional religions today. Arabs
According to historians, between 11 and 18 million Africans were enslaved by Arab slave traders and taken across the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and Sahara desert between 650 and 1900(AD), compared to 9.4 to 14 million Africans brought to the Americas in the Atlantic slave trade from 15th century to the early 19th century. Arab Slave Trade