Zulu Culture

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The Zulu Culture

The Zulu Culture
Outline
I.Introduction
A.Location
B.Year of establishment

II.Ancestors
A.Chief
B.Religion
C.Cultures primary mode of subsistence

III.Three aspects of culture
A.Beliefs and Values
B.Gender relations
C.Sickness and Healing

The Zulu Culture

The African continent is home to many different religious traditions. Records show the Egyptians have been around since 3100 B.C.E. The Egyptians era had a long influenced on African cultures that spread to other sections of the continent. Egypt was one of the earliest places in Africa to develop agriculture.

One culture that gained from Egypt’s development in agriculture is the Zulu people. The Zulus are members of the Bantu people of southwest Africa. They have occupied much of the country before the seventeenth century. The Zulu strongly believe in three major things and they are: women are extremely valuable in society because, all human life passes through their bodies, the ancestors are the source of power and the souls of the people since, they know what is happening among the people and can help them and the rite of passage are moments of great religious importance in each person’s life. These are all examples of how Zulu people are very well-known for their traditions and rituals.

Reference

• Lamb, David. The Aficans, First Edition. New York: Random House,1982. • Skinner,Ellioot. Peoples and Cultures of Africa. New York: The Doubleday/Natural History Press, 1973. • Schapera, Isaac. Married Life in an African tribe. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1966
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