Linköpings Universitet: Religionsvetenskap moral and immoral elements in the indigenous culture manja, Andrew, Death Ritualsof a Husband (Mkamwini) in the in East africa the Matrilineal peoples of the http://www.liu.se/irk/religion/unima/biblio.htm
Extractions: held by Theological Institutions in Malawi Index of Authors 1. African Traditional Religion A Short List of Bantu Names for God, The African Way of Life Club, Kache bere Major Seminary, 1969, 9pp. Lists 36 different names for God used in Central Africa and offers a brief explanation of their re spective meanings. KI Abdallah, Yohanna B., The Yaos: Chiikala cha Wayao, ed. and trans. M. Sanderson, Zomba: Government Press, 1919; 2nd ed., London: Frank Cass, 1973, 136pp. A classic early study of Yao life, including oral tes timonies in both English and Yao. DT 864 ABD Boeder, Robert B., Silent Majority: A History of the Lomwe, Pretoria: Africa Institute, 1984, 84pp. Describes the origins of the Lomwe, where they are found in Malawi, their beliefs, customs and traditions. Notes how these customs influenced the Lomwe's understanding of Christian ity in the early days. MAL DT 864 BOE UOM-CCL
Baroda Bible Club Banda 607,000; Gbaya 542,000; Sango 361,000; manja 270,000; Mbum 195,000 8. Bibletranslation only four indigenous languages (the trade 9. Unreached peoples. http://www.barodabibleclub.org/prayer/daily/mar/25.html
Extractions: Other 0.8%. Mainly French. Literacy 40%, but 73% of population have not had any formal schooling. Official languages: French, Sango, the latter a trade language used by most of the population. All languages 94. Languages with Scriptures 5Bi 4NT 5por. Cities Capital: Bangui 597,000. Urbanization 41%. Economy Underdeveloped subsistence economy due to poor communications with distant seaports. Diamonds and other gemstones are the main exports. Unemployment 30%. Foreign debt/person $264. Income/person $760 (3.6% of USA). Politics One-party or military governments 1981-87. A gradually developing multi-party democracy since then.
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Extractions: 3.1 African Philosophy and Its Ethiopian Sources This paper would like to be a synthesis, within a synthesis, within a synthesis. First synthesis: African Philosophy, and within this continent-wide perspective, a second synthesis: the history of Ethiopian Philosophy written in Ge'ez, and together with this second synthesis, the oral expression of wisdom literature including mainly proverbs, songs and folktales - and its philosophical, mostly structural analysis, thus achieving a third synthesis: Ethiopian oral and written sapient and philosophical literature. Although the project sounds grandiose, it is fraught with problems. Is there such thing as African Philosophy? If so, who is or was this African philosopher? How do we know what he thought if it was expressed orally? What are its sources? Should we speak of African Philosophy or of African Philosophies? Ethiopian Philosophy written in Ge'ez - to what extent is it philosophy? What is its relation with religion, or even with theology? In what sense is it philosophy? What are its sources? Oral wisdom literature expressed in proverbs, songs and folktales - this is not considered as philosophy in the West. Why should it be in Africa, in Ethiopia? How can African philosophy be African if it cuts its roots? Are the roots of European, Greek philosophy European or African, Egyptian?