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The Religions of Africa

Summary: Proposes an appropriately consolidated and objective name for the autochthonal religion and philosophy of Africa.
For many centuries the religions of Africa have been called a variety of names. The problem that has arisen with these names is that almost every one of them can and has been deemed as negative, illegitimately ambiguous, or inaccurate. Examples of such names are respectively, Paganism or Heathenism, Fetishism or Animism, and Tribal Religion or African Primal Religion. These examples along with the other negative, illegitimately ambiguous, and inaccurate names coined as attempts to provide a consolidated name for the religions of Africa, all fall under the classification of misnomers of African Religion. Let me first explain the need for a properly consolidated and objective name for African Religion and Philosophy. Next I will explain and comprehensively define Africism, one such title which has been proposed as the sought name. My definition of Africism will be threefold; first in etymological terms, next its nominal definition...

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