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African Colonization Influences Essay

523 words - 3 pages

the berlin conference

Also known as the congo conference
A group of people heading other continents came together and divided Africa for them selves to colonize.
Africa was originally dived into seven parts.
It was at the berlin conference that it was split up into The four different sectors we have today so it could be colonized. NORTH AFRICA
The region comprises of seven countries or territories; Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, and Western Sahara.
Most north african countries were colonized by Arabic countries and because of this have a lot of arabic influences from their language which are various dialects of Berber and Arabic , their religious preference which is islam , and their clothing
Over the years, Berber peoples have been influenced by other cultures with which they came in contact: Nubians, Greeks, Phoenicians, ...view middle of the document...


Portuguese influence in the west african 2nd language “Pidgin” or “Brokin” (not broken) -“ You sabi am?” meaning “can you do it?” "Sabi" is derived from the portugese word “saber” which means “to do”.
Foreign religions Christianity and islam though certain areas of West Africa have tend not to adopt Christianity and Islam, maintaining many of the religious beliefs and practices of their ancestors combined with new innovations.

EAST AFRICA

Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Seychelles, and Comoros.
most of their descendants were indian workers.
Main colonial masters were the british.
These countires even after the colonialists invaded still held on to their tradition.
Along with Christianity and Islam, the Hindu, Sikh, and Buddhist faiths are practiced by members of the Asian minorities on the mainland and the islands.
Have portuguese influences . 150 words in the popular east african language swahili can be traced back to the portuguese . "Mesa" in portuguese - "meza" in swahilli - Table

SOUTH AFRICA

The colonial masters were the british and the dutch.
Indigenous Africans in South Africa are descendants of Khoikhoi and Bantu immigrants from further north in Africa, who first entered what are now the confines of the country roughly 2000 years ago.
White South Africans are descendants of later European settlers, mainly from the Netherlands and Britain
The Afrikaners are a South African ethnic group who are descended from 17th century Dutch, German, and French settlers to South Africa.
The Afrikaners slowly developed their own language and culture when they came into contact with Africans and Asians. The word “Afrikaners” means “Africans” in Dutch.
they are german communities in South africa
Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, traditional African religions and Judaism are the religions practiced.
The first holocust was in South africa (namibia)

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