Africa is very diverse with over 800 to 1,500 languages; mainly Bantu. Nigeria has over 300 languages and Ethiopia has over 80 languages. In other African continents English, Arabia and Swahili are also spoken throughout the continent. Africa has numerous nations of people that include the Nubian of Southern Egypt and Sudan, the Oromo, the Amhara, the Masai, the Igbo, the Fulani, the Wolof and Yoruba. Africans were often divided because of the vast diversity of languages and tribes. Religion was also a factor that divided the nations of Africa. Some believed in polytheism: the belief of many Gods, animism: the belief that natural objects have souls, ancestral veneration: the belief that one's ancestors possess supernatural powers and syncretism which often combines parts of these religions with Islam and Christianity.
Africans were skilled in many areas such plantation agriculture and mining. They were skilled artisans, ironworkers, cobblers, tanners, and rice and cotton farmers. The men were trained as sailors and soldiers while the women were wet nurses and raised the children in the villages. These characteristics made the African nation very strong but with so many different languages... [continues]
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