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Here are the top ten articles for the African Culture Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Fufu Recipe - West African Mashed Yams
Fufu is a staple dish in Western Africa. Much like East Africa's ugali, it is starchy dish used to scoop up vegetables and stews.
2. Pygmy Giraffe Facts
In the wild and purposefully bred, pygmy and dwarf giraffes have captured to imagination of people all around the world.
3. African Talking Drum
Talking drums, now mainly used to make music, are a sophisticated communication tool. Find out more about how their language works.
4. African Proverbs on Education
African proverbs are for teaching and passing down wisdom to younger generations. Here are some African proverbs about teaching, learning, and advising.
5. African Proverbs On Parenting
Most of us are familiar with the Yoruba proverb "It takes a whole village to raise a child". However, there are many more African proverbs about parenting.
6. African Proverbs on Music, Song and Dance
Singing, dancing and music are very important parts of African culture. You can find singing, dancing and music at weddings, funerals, and other rites of passage in African society. Here are some proverbs that reflect the importance of song, music and dance.
7. African Proverbs on Pregnancy and Birth
Pregnancy and birth is an experience almost all women share. Here are some African proverbs sharing attitudes, thoughts and beliefs on pregnancy and childbirth.
8. African Proverbs On Food
Food is very important in African culture. Each region has its own favorite dish. Here are some proverbs about food.
9. Luba Customs and Traditions
The Luba were a great empire residing in what is now modern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their society began declining in the 1800's with the advent of colonialism. The greatly reduced tribe continues to live in southern DRC.
10. Maasai Customs and Traditions
The Masai are a semi nomadic people with a reputation of being a fierce warring tribe. Some of their customs include rhinoceros games, fancy earrings, beading, and scarification.
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