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1800s: Prior to colonization, common language and geography d1fferentiated African societies. Six types of societies existed: hunting and gathering societies, cattle-herding societies, forest dwellers, fishermen, grain-raising societies, and city (urban) societies. The geographic area in which people lived determined their lifestyle.

Colonial Africa: Africa was divided into more than fifty nation-states, WIth no regard for maintaining groups sharing common language and livelihood.

Today: Societies are no longer as clear-cut. People have more opportunities for education, better jobs, and improved means of communication and transportation. They marry individuals from other societies. As a result, the sociel1es have become mixed, but ethnic conflicts still lead to violence.

1800s: While religion varied from society to society, most Africans shared some common beliefs and practices. They believed in a supreme creator god or spirit. Other lesser gods revealed themselves as, and worked through, community ancestors.

Colonial Africa: Missionaries arrived...

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