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Traditional African religions

Index Traditional African religions

The traditional African religions (or traditional beliefs and practices of African people) are a set of highly diverse beliefs that include various ethnic religions. [1]

77 relations: African Writers Series, Akan religion, Ancient Egyptian religion, Animal sacrifice, Baluba mythology, Bantu mythology, Bantu peoples, BBC, Benin City, Bolaji Idowu, Bushongo mythology, Cameroon, Chad, Chukwu, Creator deity, Dahomean religion, Dahomey, Dini Ya Msambwa, Dinka religion, Divination, Dualistic cosmology, Efik mythology, Ethnic religion, Fatick, Gabon, Geoffrey Parrinder, Hausa animism, Ife, Igbo people, Igbo-Ukwu, J. B. Danquah, John Mbiti, Kanem–Bornu Empire, Kenya Literature Bureau, Kikuyu people, Libation, Lotuko mythology, Lozi mythology, Lugbara mythology, Maasai language, Maasai mythology, Mawu, Mbuti mythology, Molefi Kete Asante, Mount Kenya, Ngai, Nigeria, Nri-Igbo, Nsukka, Nyame, ..., Odinani, Okuyi, Olodumare, Ouidah, Oyo, Oyo, Point of Sangomar, Roog, Saltigue, San religion, Serer religion, Sirius, Sub-Saharan Africa, Sudan, Traditional African medicine, Traditional Berber religion, Traditional healers of South Africa, Traditional Kalenjin society, Tumbuka mythology, Ulli Beier, Veneration of the dead, Wayback Machine, West African Vodun, Wole Soyinka, Yaboyabo, Yoruba religion, Zande people, Zulu mythology. Expand index (27 more) »

African Writers Series

African Writers Series (AWS) is a series of books by African writers that has been published by Heinemann since 1962.

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Akan religion

Akan religion comprises the traditional beliefs and religious practices of the Akan people of Ghana and eastern Ivory Coast.

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Ancient Egyptian religion

Ancient Egyptian religion was a complex system of polytheistic beliefs and rituals which were an integral part of ancient Egyptian society.

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Animal sacrifice

Animal sacrifice is the ritual killing and offering of an animal usually as part of a religious ritual or to appease or maintain favour with a deity.

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Baluba mythology

The Baluba are one of the Bantu peoples of Central Africa.

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Bantu mythology

The Bantu mythology is the system of myths and legends of the Bantu peoples of Africa.

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Bantu peoples

The Bantu peoples are the speakers of Bantu languages, comprising several hundred ethnic groups in sub-Saharan Africa, spread over a vast area from Central Africa across the African Great Lakes to Southern Africa.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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Benin City

Benin City is the capital of Edo State in southern Nigeria.

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Bolaji Idowu

Bolaji Idowu (1913–1993) was the third native-born leader of the Methodist Church Nigeria, serving from 1972 to 1984.

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Bushongo mythology

The Bushongo or Songora are an ethnic group from the Congo River and surrounding areas.

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Cameroon

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Chad

Chad (تشاد; Tchad), officially the Republic of Chad ("Republic of the Chad"), is a landlocked country in Central Africa.

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Chukwu

Chukwu is the supreme being of the Igbo religion.

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Creator deity

A creator deity or creator god (often called the Creator) is a deity or god responsible for the creation of the Earth, world, and universe in human mythology.

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Dahomean religion

The Dahomean religion was practiced by the Fon people of the Dahomey Kingdom.

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Dahomey

The Kingdom of Dahomey was an African kingdom (located within the area of the present-day country of Benin) that existed from about 1600 until 1894, when the last king, Béhanzin, was defeated by the French, and the country was annexed into the French colonial empire.

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Dini Ya Msambwa

Dini ya Misambwa (Religion of the Ancestor) is an African traditional religion that has been labeled an anti-colonial religion, Institute of Current World Affairs, August 1, 1954.

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Dinka religion

Dinka mythology refers to the traditional religion and folk tales of the Dinka, or Muonyjang, ethnic group of South Sudan.

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Divination

Divination (from Latin divinare "to foresee, to be inspired by a god", related to divinus, divine) is the attempt to gain insight into a question or situation by way of an occultic, standardized process or ritual.

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Dualistic cosmology

Dualism in cosmology is the moral or spiritual belief that two fundamental concepts exist, which often oppose each other.

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Efik mythology

In Efik mythology, Abassi is considered to be the Supreme Creator (God).

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Ethnic religion

In religious studies, an ethnic religion (or indigenous religion) is a religion associated with a particular ethnic group.

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Fatick

Fatick is a town in Senegal, located between M'bour and Kaolack and inhabited by the Serer people.

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Gabon

Gabon, officially the Gabonese Republic (République gabonaise), is a sovereign state on the west coast of Central Africa.

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Geoffrey Parrinder

Geoffrey Parrinder (April 10, 1910 – June 16, 2005) was a professor of Comparative Religion at King's College London, a Methodist minister, and the author of over 30 books.

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Hausa animism

Hausa animism or Bori is an African traditional religion of the Hausa people of West Africa that involves spirit possession.

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Ife

Ife (Ifè, also Ilé-Ifẹ̀) is an ancient Yoruba city in south-western Nigeria.

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Igbo people

The Igbo people (also Ibo," formerly also Iboe, Ebo, Eboe, Eboans, Heebo; natively Ṇ́dị́ Ìgbò) are an ethnic group native to the present-day south-central and southeastern Nigeria.

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Igbo-Ukwu

Igbo-Ukwu (Igbo: Great Igbo) is a town in the Nigerian state of Anambra in the southeastern part of the country.

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J. B. Danquah

Nana Joseph Kwame Kyeretwie Boakye Danquah (18 December 1895 – 4 February 1965) was a Ghanaian statesman, pan-Africanist, scholar, lawyer, historian and one of the founding fathers of Ghana.

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John Mbiti

John Samuel Mbiti (born 30 November 1931) is a Kenyan-born Christian religious philosopher and writer.

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Kanem–Bornu Empire

The Kanem–Bornu Empire was an empire that existed in modern Chad and Nigeria.

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Kenya Literature Bureau

The Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB) is a publishing house and state corporation in Kenya founded in 1947.

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Kikuyu people

The Kikuyu (also Akikûyu/Agikuyu/Gikuyu) is the largest ethnic group in Kenya.

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Libation

A libation is a ritual pouring of a liquid (ex: milk or other fluids such as corn flour mixed with water), or grains such as rice, as an offering to a god or spirit, or in memory of those who have "passed on".

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Lotuko mythology

The Lotuko are an ethnic group from South Sudan.

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Lozi mythology

The main function of Lozi mythology is to show that the original Lozi people (the Luyi or Luyana) were dwellers on the Barotse Floodplain of the upper Zambezi River and that they are, therefore, entitled to claim unchallenged title to that homeland.

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Lugbara mythology

The Lugbara live in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.

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Maasai language

Maasai (Masai) or Maa (autonym: ɔl Maa) is an Eastern Nilotic language spoken in Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania by the Maasai people, numbering about 800,000.

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Maasai mythology

The Maasai mythology involves several beliefs of the Maasai people, an ethnic group living in Kenya and Tanzania.

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Mawu

Mawu (alternately: Mahu) is a creator goddess, associated with the sun and moon in Dahomey mythology.

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Mbuti mythology

Mbuti (Bambuti) mythology is the mythology of the African Mbuti (also known as Bambuti) Pygmies of Congo.

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Molefi Kete Asante

Molefi Kete Asante (born Arthur Lee Smith Jr.; August 14, 1942) is an African-American professor.

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Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro.

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Ngai

Ngai (Engai, Enkai, Mweai, Mwiai) is the Supreme God in the religions of the Kamba and Kikuyu of Kenya.

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Nigeria

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north.

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Nri-Igbo

Nri is an ancient Igbo city-state in Anambra State, Nigeria.

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Nsukka

Nsukka is a town and Local Government Area in southeast Nigeria in Enugu State.

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Nyame

Nyame (or Nyankopon) is the God of the Akan people of Ashanteland.

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Odinani

Odinani comprises the traditional religious practices and cultural beliefs of the Igbo people of southern Nigeria.

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Okuyi

The Okuyi (plural: Mekuyo, also known as Ukuyi, Ocuya, Mokoi, Mukudj, Ikwara, Okukwe and Mbwanda, in Equatorial Guinea (Spanish): Mamarracho) is a rite of passage practised by several Bantu ethnic groups in different countries mainly across the west coast of Central Africa.

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Olodumare

Olodumare is the name given to one of the three manifestations of the Supreme God in the Yoruba pantheon.

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Ouidah

Ouidah or Whydah (Xwéda; Ouidah, Juida, and Juda by the French; Ajudá by the Portuguese; and Fida by the Dutch), formally the Kingdom of Whydah, is a city on the coast of the Republic of Benin.

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Oyo, Oyo

Oyo is a city in Oyo State, Nigeria, founded as the capital of the Oyo Kingdom in the 1830s and known to its people as 'New Oyo' (Ọyọ Atiba) to distinguish it from the former capital to the north, 'Old Oyo' (Ọyọ-Ile), which had been deserted as a result of rumors of war.

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Point of Sangomar

The Point of Sangomar is a sand spit located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Saloum Delta, which marks the end of the Petite Côte west of Senegal.

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Roog

Roog or Rog (Koox in the Cangin languages) is the Supreme God and creator of the Serer religion of the Senegambia region.

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Saltigue

Saltigue, sometimes spelt Saltigué or wrongly Saltigui, are Serer high priests and priestesses who preside over the religious ceremonies and affairs of the Serer people, such as the Xoy ceremony, the biggest event in the Serer religious calendar.

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San religion

The traditional religion and mythology of the San people is poorly attested due to their interactions with Christianity.

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Serer religion

The Serer religion, or a ƭat Roog ("the way of the Divine"), is the original religious beliefs, practices, and teachings of the Serer people of Senegal in West Africa.

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Sirius

Sirius (a romanization of Greek Σείριος, Seirios,."glowing" or "scorching") is a star system and the brightest star in the Earth's night sky.

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Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is, geographically, the area of the continent of Africa that lies south of the Sahara.

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Sudan

The Sudan or Sudan (السودان as-Sūdān) also known as North Sudan since South Sudan's independence and officially the Republic of the Sudan (جمهورية السودان Jumhūriyyat as-Sūdān), is a country in Northeast Africa.

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Traditional African medicine

Traditional African medicine is an alternative medicine discipline involving indigenous herbalism and African spirituality, typically involving diviners, midwives, and herbalists.

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Traditional Berber religion

The traditional Berber religion is the ancient and native set of beliefs and deities adhered to by the Berber autochthones of North Africa.

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Traditional healers of South Africa

Traditional healers of South Africa are practitioners of traditional African medicine in Southern Africa.

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Traditional Kalenjin society

Traditional Kalenjin society is the way of life that existed among the Kalenjin people prior to the advent of the colonial period in Kenya.

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Tumbuka mythology

The Tumbuka are an ethnic group living in Malawi, Zambia, and Tanzania.

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Ulli Beier

Chief Horst Ulrich Beier, known as Ulli Beier (30 July 1922 – 3 April 2011), was a German Jewish editor, writer and scholar, who had a pioneering role in developing literature, drama and poetry in Nigeria, as well as literature, drama and poetry in Papua New Guinea.

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Veneration of the dead

The veneration of the dead, including one's ancestors, is based on love and respect for the deceased.

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Wayback Machine

The Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the World Wide Web and other information on the Internet.

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West African Vodun

Vodun (meaning spirit in the Fon and Ewe languages, with a nasal high-tone u; also spelled Vodon, Vodoun, Vodou, Voudou, Voodoo, etc.) is practiced by the Fon people of Benin, and southern and central Togo; as well in Ghana, and Nigeria.

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Wole Soyinka

Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka (Yoruba: Akinwándé Oluwo̩lé Babátúndé S̩óyinká,; born 13 July 1934), known as Wole Soyinka, is a Nigerian playwright, poet and essayist.

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Yaboyabo

Yaboyabo (Serer, variations: Yaabo-Yabo, Yabo Yabo, YABO-YABO or Yabo-Yabo) is an ancient village in the rural community of Séssène (var: Sessene), in the Thies Region of Senegal.

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Yoruba religion

The Yoruba religion comprises the traditional religious and spiritual concepts and practices of the Yoruba people.

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Zande people

The Azande (plural of "Zande" in the Zande language) are an ethnic group of North Central Africa.

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Zulu mythology

Zulu mythology contains numerous deities commonly associated with animals or general classes of natural phenomena.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_African_religions

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