African Culture And Women

About African Women, Culture and who they Are In The Society.

The beginning of African Culture

Posted by cultureafrico on February 25, 2011

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Good Day my friends and readers, I wish you all the best in all your endeavours this year and years to come a wonderful and favourable reading. Lol.

My aim in this Blog is to show how some fundamental principles and methods emerged and combined to form the modern discipline of Africans. This has been the subject of several complete books by few good Authors, but I will attempt to map the development of Culture in a wider intellectual context and look in more detail at some themes that seem particularly important:

Today I thought I’d talk about African Culture, Society, Women and Christianity in Africa. It pains me greatly to hear some people say that there is no African Culture. Of course they are wrong, and my writing will demonstrate that African Culture is alive and well.

African culture is exceedingly interesting because it is so diverse. Every African country is a mix of tribes each with their own unique language and culture. The number of languages currently estimated and catalogued in Nigeria is 521. This number includes 510 living languages, two second languages without native speakers and 9 extinct languages. In some areas of Nigeria, ethnic groups speak more than one language. The official language of Nigeria, English, the former colonial language, was chosen to facilitate the cultural and linguistic unity of the country. The major languages spoken in Nigeria are Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Fulfulde, Kanuri, Ibibio. Even though most ethnic groups prefer to communicate in their own languages, English, being the official language, is widely used for education, business transactions and for official purposes. English, however, remains an exclusive preserve of a small minority of the country’s urban elite, and is not spoken in rural areas.

Here are links and articles covering arts, crafts, languages, tribes, religions, food and more which will help make your African trip a richer experience.

Please, you can read through the side Content by the right to give you page on the topics you’ll need.

Wish you the best as you read through.

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