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Culture Smart!: Nigeria: The Essential Guide to...
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Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa with an internal market of 150 million people and an economy growing at around 8 percent a year, is potentially Africa's next powerhouse. It is nearly one and a half times the size of Texas, with a landmass varying from sandy beaches and tropical jungles, to plains, mountains, and desert. This important West African nation is made up of 250 culturally distinct ethno-linguistic groups. The largest communities are the Hausa in the north, rooted in the Islamic city-states of the famed trans-Saharan trade routes; the Yoruba of the southwest, where ancient kingdoms nurtured some of Africa's best-known art forms; and the Igbo of the southeast, where decentralized, egalitarian communities have produced many of the country's most successful traders and businessmen. Nigeria has had a bad press: international reports of violence, corruption, and natural disasters completely overlook the vibrancy and artistic sophistication of its diverse cultural groups, most of whom live peacefully in mixed communities. Although Nigeria is the world's fifth-largest producer of oil, there is a huge disparity in income. The competition for scarce resources and the country's dense diversity have fostered ingenuity and perseverance on the part of its ambitious citizens. They are natural entrepreneurs, and intelligent and shrewd negotiators. They are also proud, and sensitive to criticism. Most are devout, gregarious, and hospitable, and disgusted by corruption. Now, in the twelfth consecutive year of democracy after years of military rule, major political and economic reforms are under way. Culture Smart! Nigeria is a unique introduction to life there today. Most of what is written about the country comes from the perspective of one or other tribe. There is nothing quite like this concise description of its major cultural traditions. The people most visitors will meet are well-educated, sophisticated, and well-versed in Western ways. Nonetheless, foreign businesspeople cannot hope to be successful without understanding the ancient and complex systems of behavior, values, and attitudes that underlie the country's vibrant social and business life.

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Culture Smart!: Nigeria: The Essential Guide to...
8,99 € *
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Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa with an internal market of 150 million people and an economy growing at around 8 percent a year, is potentially Africa's next powerhouse. It is nearly one and a half times the size of Texas, with a landmass varying from sandy beaches and tropical jungles, to plains, mountains, and desert. This important West African nation is made up of 250 culturally distinct ethno-linguistic groups. The largest communities are the Hausa in the north, rooted in the Islamic city-states of the famed trans-Saharan trade routes; the Yoruba of the southwest, where ancient kingdoms nurtured some of Africa's best-known art forms; and the Igbo of the southeast, where decentralized, egalitarian communities have produced many of the country's most successful traders and businessmen. Nigeria has had a bad press: international reports of violence, corruption, and natural disasters completely overlook the vibrancy and artistic sophistication of its diverse cultural groups, most of whom live peacefully in mixed communities. Although Nigeria is the world's fifth-largest producer of oil, there is a huge disparity in income. The competition for scarce resources and the country's dense diversity have fostered ingenuity and perseverance on the part of its ambitious citizens. They are natural entrepreneurs, and intelligent and shrewd negotiators. They are also proud, and sensitive to criticism. Most are devout, gregarious, and hospitable, and disgusted by corruption. Now, in the twelfth consecutive year of democracy after years of military rule, major political and economic reforms are under way. Culture Smart! Nigeria is a unique introduction to life there today. Most of what is written about the country comes from the perspective of one or other tribe. There is nothing quite like this concise description of its major cultural traditions. The people most visitors will meet are well-educated, sophisticated, and well-versed in Western ways. Nonetheless, foreign businesspeople cannot hope to be successful without understanding the ancient and complex systems of behavior, values, and attitudes that underlie the country's vibrant social and business life.

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Social Customs between Hausa People and Egyptians
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It has been observed that, the Hausa people always utters,mentions, discourses and attaches the names of Egypt and Egyptians to their socio-cultural life and day-to-day activities. Most of the names that are being attached are Hausa material culture, viz: "Agwagwar Masar" (Egyptians' Duck), "Ajab an Misira" (Egyptians' Sugar-Cane), "Audugar Masar" (Egyptians' Cotton), " eran Masar" (Egyptians' Rat), "Gwandar Masar" (Egyptians' Pawpaw), "Jakin Misira" (Zebra) (Egyptians' Donkey), "Kucciyar Masar" (Egyptians' Dove), "Kwano an Misira" (Egyptians' Pan), "Masara" (Egyptians' Maiza), "Rubutu an Bugun Misira" (Egyptians' Writing System), "Tafasar Masar" (Egyptians' Vegetable), "Waken Masar" (Egyptians's Beans), "Yadi an Misira" (Egyptians' Clothing Material), "Zaren an Masar" (Egyptians' Thread), etc.If one should look at these utterances (speeches, words, phrases), he will get to understand that there must be a certain relationship between Hausa people and Egyptians. These utterances triggered up for the research to find out the relationships that caused for the utterances in Hausa society. Language was used in finding out the cultural relationships between the two societies.

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Policy Implications of the Hausa Culture in Res...
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Provision for the continuity of these indigenous cultural patterns of which traditional arts, crafts, dance, and rituals are inseparable expressions, is an essential aspect of urban planning in developing countries. Unfortunately, most urban plans have been conceived with insufficient attention to local tradition and culture and, therefore, lack adequate provision for easing the transition to urban life. 'A major shortcoming of past planning for many Less Developed Country (LDC) cities, including those in Nigeria, has been the failure to recognize and accommodate the indigenous patterns of urban organization and adaptation already present in the country - in both traditional and colonial cities' (Lockwood 1984). As a result, in most cases, new residents have had to build their own settlements, usually in the form of informal shantytowns surrounding the formal city, which houses only the wealthier, already integrated members of urban society.

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Traditional Hausa Architecture in Northern Nigeria
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This Book is a cross-sectional descriptive investigation on traditional Hausa Architecture of Hausa people and royal kingship groups, their houses, city walls and gates, which were originally built by Hausa masterbuilders. For centuries Hausa masterbuilders have acquired and practiced their highly skilful craft in building houses for the people and royal inhabitants of Northern Nigeria. In cities, towns and villages of Kano, Zaria and Gumel, Northern Nigeria, there has been arrangement of Hausa building culture and social structure that is hierarchical ranging from a base level, which includes masterbuilders and labourers that construct mud houses, blacksmiths and local artisans to royalty at the top. The Book explains the traditional masterbuilders professional skills and intelligence in using local building materials such as muds, azaras(heavy rigid timbers), tubali(sun dried bricks) bulo(adobe bricks) and thatches in designing royal palaces, city walls and gates of Northern Nigeria. It is a product of research that was presented to the American Institute for Maghreb Studies (AIMS) and West African Research Association (WARA) international conference in Niamey, Niger Republic.

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English Language and Bilingualism
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The language contact situation in Nigeria has rubbed off on the languages within the ethnic and tribal groups. The influence of English language is evident in the language situation in Nigeria. Local varieties have been realized as a result of code-mixing and switching of bilinguals within different speech communities in Nigeria. English as the official language in Nigeria has continued to play diverse roles. It is the language of education, government, administration, commerce, journalism, legislative and international deliberations, it lives alongside other Nigerian languages, interacts with them and adapts itself to the Nigerian environment. This interaction with Nigerian languages, Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba etc. led to pidginization, nativization and acculturation of English. Igbo language and culture has also influenced the English language. This book is a purview of the speech behavior of the educated Igbo -bilinguals who may not be able to speak Igbo language without code switching or mixing of English language. The speech behavior of the educated-Igbo bilinguals has raised a lot of criticism.

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Forward to the Past
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Whatever may be the perception, the evidence about the more recent trends of globalization indicates that it is more inherently a Western rather than a universal phenomenon. This is perhaps because globalization in all aspects of its manifestations has remained essentially a form of cultural capital that does of itself but operates through other economic and political elites (Ashcroft et. al 2000). Significantly, although the production and dissemination of knowledge across borders is designed to facilitate the inter-penetration of global and local socio-cultural processes, its consequences, so far, betray the effects of domination by the powerful centres of global culture and media technology. This work which covers three cultural practices among Nigerian peoples is a report from the frontline covering the marital practices among the Hausa people of Kano in North Western Nigeria, Egwu Imoka festival in Awka Anambra State in Eastern Nigeria and the Osun-Osogbo festival in Oshogbo South Western Nigeria. It should serve as a good source material for the student and scholars of culture and globalization within Africa and beyond.

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Stand: 26.02.2020
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A Comparative Analysis
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This study is a comparative analysis of Ethnomathematics, modern Mathematics and Mathematical literacy. A survey design techniques was adopted for the study. Questionnaire and interview method was used to investigate this study. It employed the use of purposive sampling procedure. Five public Secondary Schools were selected from each Tribe (Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa) in their geopolitical zones in Nigeria. In analyzing the data, descriptive and inferential statistics including simple percentage and t-test were used. Results were tested at the 0.5 level of significance. Findings indicated that teachers and students are aware of cultural mathematical values which showed that Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba culture of Nigeria promotes mathematical knowledge before infiltration by western culture. However, the result revealed that teachers do not use this cultural and indigenous knowledge during teaching and learning process, even though mathematical literacy is gaining ground. Notably, some custodians of history in the sampled areas during interview session described those cultural elements and traditions by their ancestors in numbering, counting, locating, moon events, measuring and designing.

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Stand: 26.02.2020
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Migration and Settlement in Northern Nigeria:
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The term Nupe is used to describe the language and the people who live within and occupy the lower basins of the River Niger and Kaduna. The Nupe Community began to arrive in Kaduna metropolis from 1911 with the extension of the rail-lines into the area. By 1917, the area had emerged as the British colonial headquarters of the then Northern Region. As a result, the area began to attract people from far and wide due to the economic activities that the settlement generated. On the other hand, the Nupe people were employed in the services of the colonial administration, especially in the field of rail-line construction that run from Zungeru to Kaduna and Kano which consequently required both human and material resources. As work on the rail progressed, the newly employed Nupe labourers continued to move inwards into Kaduna. As such, a substantial number of Nupe people seeking for job opportunities decided to migrate to, and later settled in Kaduna. The Nupe Community having developed in a cosmopolitan Kaduna tried to maintain its identity using various methods. Their efforts were however unsuccessful because they largely got assimilated into the Hausa culture.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 26.02.2020
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