Sola Ajimatanrareje Mr. Feere Intercultural Communication 122 27 April 2011 Nigerian Culture – Yoruba Nigeria is located on the west side of Africa. Nigeria is made up of many ethnic groups, over 50 languages, and over 250 dialects and ethnic groups. There are three main ethnic groups, which are also the three largest ethnic groups: Hausa-Fulani, Igbo, and Yoruba. My main focus will be on the Yoruba culture. Although Yoruba people live on the west coast of Africa, they can also be found in the eastern Republic of Benin and Togo.
However, in the time before the Europeans arrived in Africa in the late 15th century, the civilizations of Africa had already accomplished many great things. We have a multitude of unbiased accounts about the success and importance of many African empires, kingdoms, and cities. The Aksumite empire was an important international trading center, and was a major stop on many trade routes along the coast of the Red Sea, and inland towards the Nile River and the Sahara Desert. The ancient kingdom of Ghana, at one time in its history, was the controller of the trans-Saharan gold and salt trade, and made sure that the world knew it. The court of the Ghanaian king was described as a luxurious place filled with luxurious people; even the dogs wore collars of gold and silver.
IVORY COAST CULTURE The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire or Ivory Coast is a country in West Africa. It has an area of 322,462 square kilometres, and borders the countries Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana. Ivory Coast became independent on 7 August 1960. And the official language is French. The capital city is Yamoussoukro.
A slave can be inherited, moved or sold with no regard to slaves’ feeling. Slave trade route: GB Africa[with metal, alcohol, tobacco, sugar, cloths, guns, wine & ppl]West IndiesGB. African Solution: Gold Coast. For the first part of the fifteen century, Portuguese explorers visited the western African coast. By 1471, they reached what came to be known as the “Gold Coast” or what is how largely modern day Ghana.
A study has done by Daes (1996) states that Australia indigenous people had spoken by more than 250 languages. Most of them were come from many European countries. Many of languages already have extinct. Now a day, about fifteen languages still being spoken by Australian aboriginal but English is become now main language among them. In addition, aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are living in main cities, regional, remote, and very remote area.
In 1895 the French peacefully negotiated a protectorate over Yatenga; in 1896 they forcefully occupied Ouagadougou; and in 1897 they annexed Gourma and the lands of the Bobo, Lobi, and Gurunsi peoples. An Anglo-French agreement in 1898 established the boundary with the Gold Coast (now Ghana) (Liebhardt 2007, 78-106). The region of present-day Burkina Faso was administered as part of the French colony of Soudan (then called Upper Senegal-Niger and now mostly part of Mali) until 1919, when it was made a separate protectorate as Upper Volta. In 1932, it was divided among Côte d'Ivoire, Soudan, and Niger for administrative convenience. In 1947, Upper Volta was reestablished as a separate territory within the French Union, and in 1958 it became an autonomous republic within the French
Erica Corulla AFN122 Professor The Rise and fall of Kwame Nkrumah Kwame Nkrumah was a prime minister of Ghana. He was the first head of state of an independent post-colonial nation in Africa south of the Sahara. Nkrumah attempted to transform Africa and Ghana politically, into modern societies. He is said to have left a legacy, and is considered a leading figure in decolonization. Nkrumah was in doubt about true independence and because of that, he wrote on neocolonialism.
Although the Portuguese explorers were the first to reach the west coast of Africa, setting up camps, colonies and asserting their control over the people across the African continent by establishing specific administration systems in the late 15th Century, the administration systems used throughout Africa would be judged and debated on the systems incorporated by the French and British colonialists in the 19th Century (Shillington, 2005: 354). The French and English, until African Independence in the mid 1900’s, possessed the majority of states on the continent and, in addition, the English possessed the most important entity on the African continent, the Nile (Farwell, 1989:154). The French and British colonialists were able to, and needed
In 1995 CEMEX acquired a cement company in the Dominican Republic, and with the purchase of a majority stake in a Colombian cement company in 1996, CEMEX became the third largest cement company in the world. In 1997-1999, the company expanded its scope to include Asia and Africa, making major purchases in the Philippines, Indonesia and Egypt, as well as Costa Rica. The acquisition of U.S. based Southdown made CEMEX the largest cement company in North America, and further international purchases were made in the following two years—a Thai company in 2001, and in 2002, a Puerto Rican company. 2. What resources/capabilities did Cemex have that it sought to exploit internationally?
So although most linguists consider East Cree and Plains Cree to be dialects of the same Cree language, some people believe they should count as two languages because Cree speakers can't always understand each other. So depending on how you count them, there are between 750-850 indigenous languages spoken in North, Central, and South America. There are about half a million speakers of indigenous languages in Canada and the US, and as many as 25 million speakers in Central and South