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Peoples of Southern Africa: their customs and beliefs.

Becker, Peter

Peoples of Southern Africa: their customs and beliefs.

by Becker, Peter

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Published by The Star in Johannesburg .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, Southern.
    • Subjects:
    • Ethnology -- Africa, Southern.,
    • Bantu-speaking peoples.,
    • San (African people)

    • Edition Notes

      Originally published in The Star (Johannesburg)

      StatementPhotographs and illustrations by the author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT737 .B4
      The Physical Object
      Pagination64 p.
      Number of Pages64
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5456192M
      LC Control Number73158472

      Bantu Beliefs and Magic, With Particular Reference to the Kikuyu and Kamba Tribes of Kenya Colony; Together With Some Reflections on East Africa After the War (London: H. F. and G. Witherby, ), by C. W. Hobley, contrib. by James George Frazer (page images at HathiTrust; US access only). The largest concentration of Zulu people is in South Africa, and more precisely in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, where their numbers range between million. Smaller clusters of Zulus population are present in the following countries: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland.

      book and made a number of suggestions to improve the content. Their input is highly appreciated. Prof. P.S. Groenewald was most helpful in tracing rare publications on Tswana beliefs and customs, and provided valuable assistance on Northern Sotho linguistics. Prof. D. Ambrose, in similar vein, kindly assisted me with Southern Sotho material. Encouraged wars, increased tensions between neighboring people, raiders seized healthy young men and women» no one left to farm and tend land, diaspora of Africans and their customs and beliefs, Sierra Leone () and Liberia () created for freed slaves.

      In southern Africa the period of strict mourning usually continues for at least a week after the funeral. During this time the bereaved stay at home and do not socialize or have sexual contact. Some wear black clothes or black cloths fastened to their clothes, and shave their .   Funeral Rituals of the Tswana People Living in the North West province of South Africa, I am especially interested in the traditions of the Batswana. My friends who are not living in South Africa must keep in mind that the majority of Africans still live in townships - the towns that were formed during the Apartheids regime () for.


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