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honr100- journal 8 - Demographics of the Congo The Congo is...

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Demographics of the Congo The Congo is a country divided in two parts—the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Republic of the Congo is located directly across the Congo (or Zaire) River from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (also known as Zaire). When viewed on a map, the Congo is situated as straddling the equator. This country’s current population is 3,615,152 individuals. Inhabitants of this area speak a variety of languages which range from French, to Lingala, to Kikongo, to Sangha, to Bateke, and sixty other languages. However, French is the administrative language of the region. The people of the Congo practice Christianity, specifically Catholicism, as well as animism. Although Catholicism is the main religion adhered to, some Congo inhabitants continue to hold fast to animist beliefs that natural objects and phenomena have souls. Current Events in the Congo Political conflict (Civil war and Militia conflict) and humanitarian crisis in
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course HONR 100 taught by Professor Dan during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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honr100- journal 8 - Demographics of the Congo The Congo is...

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