African Society and Culture By: natalie belz

Extended family: made up of several generations
Matrilineal: tracing family descent through mothers rather than fathers
Community: a large group with common values living in an area
Oral history: stories passed down from generation to generation
Sugarcane: a grassy plant that is a natural source of sugar
Contact: interaction with other people
Major: great in rank or importance
Spiritual: a gospel song
Similar: having characteristics in common

Some women in early Africa served as soldiers and political leaders. Queen Nzinga ruled in Southern Africa


Created with images by Irene2005 - "Fence Friday ~ Cape Town edition" • Family Art Studio - "Free Form Family Tree - Extended Family" • Arian Zwegers - "Istano Silinduang Bulan, Minangkabau costumes" • Addison Place at Boca Raton - "Community" • Dan Ruth & Ellie Roscher - "Oral History is Jazz 7" • hyku - "Sugar Rows" • Kinologik - "Google Contacts Logo" • Newtown grafitti - "MAJOR" • danzE26 - "spiritual" • nastya_gepp - "new year's eve christmas gift"

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