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1: African customs and traditions are very different from the customs in the United States. Africa is very multicultural place that follows many different customs. South Africa has 9 provinces and 11 official languages. Some of the languages include: English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Sotho and Xhoza. South Africa has a democratic government and has three capitals, namely Cape Town, the legislative capital, Pretoria, the administrative capital and Bloemfontein, the judicial capital. | African Customs and Traditions African Culture
2: United States Customs and Traditions | In the United States customs and traditions vary form the traditions in Africa. In America people celebrate many holidays depending on their religion and what they believe in. Also there are many holidays and traditions that are common through the culture in America. For example a lot of people celebrate Halloween. But on the other hand only Jewish people celebrate Hannukkah.
3: Art in the United States is completely different from the art in Africa. Art in Africa highlights more aspects of the culture compared to the art in the United States which can be much more abstract.
4: Animals in Africa help to shape their society. They can teach people new things and help to explore more new ideas. Animals in Africa live more in the wild compared to in houses or with people.
5: Animals in the United States are very popular as house pets. People in the united States have dogs, cats and many other animals. These animals help to shape their culture.
6: Many people in African help around their village or community. Everyone treats eachother like family which makes it easier to get things done in a community.
7: People in the United States help out in their community in a different way than many Africans do. Americans help by doing community service or helping other families in their community.
8: Many individuals develop values and beliefs based on things they see during their life. People learn about values through friends and relatives but every one can interpret things differently.
9: Many people in the United States develop their values and beliefs off of what they see throughout their life and from family members. When people see things, it can influence the way they will choose to live.
10: Music in the United States has clearly shaped the way many people live today. Music can affect people's lives and the way people are raised. Music can be considered as cultural motivation. It allows people to be connected with something in their society.
11: Music in Africa is very popular. Many different groups of Africans use Music to help with different things. It could be to help with a dance, or a serious topic that is going on. African music is known throughout the world. People in Africa enjoy tribal dances to go along with their music and other festive things can be accompanied by music. Also music in Africa can help people to learn new traditions and develop new beliefs.
12: In America people truly value their religions. Their are many religions that people believe in and stay connected to. For example, Christianity Judaism,Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism,Sikhism. Religion serves a huge role in cultures. Cultures can be formed and grow from religions . Religion is lone of the main building blocks for a culture to start and develop.
13: In Africa people worship in Church's and some of the same types of places as people in the United States. Majority of the people in Africa adhere to either Christianity of Islam.
14: Many languages are spoken in Africa. As you can see in the picture to the left different languages are spoken depending on the area you live in.
16: In the United States most people speak English. There are many people that do not to. The latest statistics for languages spoken in the United States said, English - 215 million Spanish - 28 million Chinese languages - 2.0 million + (mostly Cantonese speakers, with a growing group of Mandarin speakers) French - 1.6 million German - 1.4 million