Unique African Cultures

Africa has lots and lots of cultures; some funny, and others intriguing. This page would give a brief analysis on the wierd cultures that are practiced in different parts of the continent.

1. To greet older people, boys prostrate and girls kneel.

This tradition is mainly common among the Yoruba tribe. As a boy, you wake up in the morning, as soon as you seen your mum or dad, you would bow & say "Good morning"...well in whatever language you speak. As a girl, you kneel!...but some parents permit lowering your knee, while some dont! This is also required when greeting other "older people", especially elders. Interesting right?

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African House

Just like different practices go on in different houses, African houses have different orientations too...wierd orientations. There are rules! However, this is not to downgrade the African house, but to showcase its interesting features to the outside world.

1. Everybody man that comes to your house is your uncle...

In a typical African house, every man that comes to the house is regarded as your uncle and any woman that comes is regarded as your aunty. Hence, an African child has hundreds of "uncles and aunties".

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African Misconceptions

There are a lot of misconceptions people in and outside the African continent have concerning Africans and even Africa as a whole. This section would list some of them and help clarify which is true or not.

1. Africa is not a country!

Africa is a continent...not a country. It is baffling that a lot of people outside Africa think Africa is a country. It is a continent made up of 54 different countries.

African Map
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Unique African Stats

There are mind-buggling, nerve-cracking statistics about the African continent and this page enumerates some interesting ones.

Africa is the second largest of the earth’s seven continents and makes up approximately 22% of the earth’s total land area.

Historians estimate that approximately 7–12 million slaves were transferred from Africa to the Americas between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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