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On Pre-Colonial Africa Indigenous communities – peoples and nations having a historical continuity with pre invasion and pre-colonial societies that developed on their territories, consider themselves distinct forom toher setors of the societies now prevailing on those territories or parts of them. They form at present non-dominant sectors of society and are determined to preserve, develop and transmit future generations their… Determining Cultural Identity: 3 Aspects Biological, Linguistic, Historical Present Day political map vs. Ethnic divisions map Northern Western Central -Ethnic Groups [of 17]… Pende – Nyoro – Mongo – Mbuti – Kongo Fang - Kuyu – Lunda – Luba – Kossi – Kata Eastern - Ethnic Groups [of 26]… Fur – Yao – Kikuyo – Tutsi – Dinka – Tigre – Someli - Sothern regions - ethnic groups of 26 …. Zulu – 09.08.09 Core Concepts of the African Worldview: according to Mosha -Concept of an Infinite/Eternal Mystery -Ongoing Quest to Become more human/Internal Transformation and Development -Intrinsic Unity Between Individuals and the Community - A living Interconnect interdependent Universe Names for the Creator from Different Ethnic Groups Akan – Nana Mende – Maada Ibo – Chuku Yoruba – Orise GA - Akan - Kwasi Asi Ada Awisi Male/Female one born on Sunday - Nana Grand Ancestor - Amosu Giver of Rain Mende - Ngewo great spirit - Maada grandfather
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- Leve Supreme Creator, the one who is high up Ibo - Ama ama amasi amasi – Oe known but never fully known - Chuku Great spirit Yoruba - Olojo oni owner of the da - orise – the ver source of being GA - Ataa naa ny nmo grandfather gradmother god Fon - Mawu – lisa the moon and sun - Segbo great energy Bakongo - Kalunga the complete all in all if the creator is in everthing then everything is connected Conceptons of Time - Cosmic – ongoing and unlimited formation process of events [dunga] throughout the universe [fire tete] - Vital – Biological time; life span; creative energy [reproduction] - Natural – time that controls earthly things, their movements growth, blooming, mating and nesting. Time that determines seasonal changes; ecological relationships - Social –time - devoted to all activities of living beings; human activities Dikenga Four moments of the sun - cyclic Midnight - Musoni Dusk - Kala High noon - Tukula Dawn – Luvemba Dingo-Dingo – process of cyclic change and development Human Life Plant Life Plant Life Animal life Plant Life
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Death. . conception. .birth… maturation. .? .. Things to think about when studying indigenous Africa – A spiritually centered, interdependent culture different form the prophetic religious tradition and the western scientific tradition in four ways 1) ecologically centered – no division between studying nature and studying spirituality 2) No notion of a universal prophet 3) Endogenous Core Social Institutions in Indigenous Africa [ 09.10.09] 1. The extended family – Ebusua [akan], Kanda [Bakongo], Idile [Yoruba] Moherega [kikuyu]
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2011 for the course POS 4936 taught by Professor Densu during the Fall '09 term at Florida A&M.

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