By Westerlund, D.
This comparative and ancient paintings presents wealthy fabric on faith and disorder etiologies between 5 African peoples (San, Maasai, Sukuma, Kongo and Yoruba) and discusses attainable purposes for a massive shift from non secular beings corresponding to deities to residing people like witches as brokers of illness.
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Small groups of Maa-speakers, who were refugees from Maasai internecine wars during the early nineteenth century, came to settle on the southwestern slopes of Mount Meru, where they established a new sedentary, agricultural community. 26 Nevertheless, Arusha as well as pastoral Maasai have a reputation for being ‘conservative’. The latter in particular are frequently described as culturally exclusive and reluctant to accept changes. In terms of development eﬀorts the Maasai were largely ignored by the colonial authorities.
In 1963 the new government abolished chieftainships altogether. 38 37 Brard 1897: 155. ; Cory 1951; Malcolm 1953; Schans 1955; Abrahams 1967; Tanner 1970; Itandala 1983; Wanitzek 1986; Brandström 1990; Tanner & Wijsen 2000; Tanner & Wijsen 2002. 38 ethnographic background 35 Kongo In the early 1480s Portuguese sailors ‘discovered’ the Kongo kingdom, and because of this early and continued intrusion the history of the Kongo people is much better documented in written sources than is the history of other peoples in sub-Saharan Africa.
God, the lesser deity and the spirits of the dead are the ‘heavenly beings’ who will now be presented in some detail. God the Creator Among the Kung there are several names for God. In the Nyae Nyae region, Marshall recorded seven divine names,11 some of which (for example, Hishe, Huwe and Gauwa) have been reported from other 9 Guenther 1979: 111. , Dornan 1925: 162; Bleek 1928: 27; Heinz 1975: 27; Guenther 1986: 251 f. 10 Initiation of girls is of particular importance. In a study of Nharo, Bleek (1927) assumes that the whole initiation ceremony for boys, which is less elaborate, has been borrowed from Bantu neighbours long ago.
African Indigenous Religions and Disease Causation by Westerlund, D.