|Major Ethnic Groups||
|Akan /Asanti /Ashanti||West Africa; Ghana||Ashanti ; Christianity|
|Arabs||North & East Africa||Islam|
|Afrikaners||South Africa||Calvinist Dutch Reform|
|Amhara||East Africa / Ethiopia||Egyptian Coptic Church/Christianity [Easter; Epiphany; Feasting ; Dancing]|
|Baggara||Central Africa / Southwest Sudan||Islam|
|Bantu||West & South Africa|
|Berber||North Africa; Morocco;
|Bedouin||North & Central Africa||Islam|
|Chagga||East Africa /N. Tanzania Mt. Kilimanjaro|
|Belief in Supreme God named:
Kalunga or Nzambi: Worship God through Mahamba – Ancestral: Nature Spirits.
|Dinka||Southern Sudan||Dinka: Islam; Christianity;
Belief in Divinities or Powers
|Dogon||Central Africa: Mali: Bandiagara Clifts: Savannas: Plateaus||Dogon: Islam; Christianity
Belief in their traditional Diviners: Great Astrologers. Knew of Cyrus 1&2 long before it was discovered.
|Ewe||Southern Ghana : Togo||Ewe: Drumming is at the heart of their spiritual rituals.|
Equatorial Guinea: Northwest Gabon
Keep relics of their male ancestors. Mixture of both Christianity and Fang
|Fante||Ghana ( From the Akan)||Christianity|
|Fon||West Africa: Benin:||Fon: God – Vondu
God has both Male and Female traits
|Fulani||Senegal: Gambia: Guinea: Guinea: Mali: Burkina Faso: Chad:
|Ganda||Northern Uganda: West of Lake Victoria: (Bantu Speaking people)||Ganda: Muslim: Christianity:
God Mukasa: Great pantheon of spirits.
|Hausa||Northern Nigeria: Saraha Desert,||Islam|
|South West Africa||Mostly Christian||They view Cattle as sacred|
|Hutu / Tutsi||Rwanda and Burundi||God Imana:
Acknowledge witches: sorcerers: ghosts: ancestral spirits: Keep ancestral shrines
|Kongo||Central Africa||Roman Catholic: Christianity|
|Kuba||South Central Congo||Kuba – traditional|
|Khoisan||Southern Africa||God – Nadi (One God)|
|Lozi||Venerate spirits of the ancestors|
|Luba||Katanga: South East Congo:||Congo traditional: One God|
|Maasai||East Africa: Tanzania||Ngai: God dwell above Mt. Kilimanjaro: Africa’s highest mountain|
|Forest – Forager From the Atlantic coast in the West to Uganda in the East..||Traditional Religions. Belief in ancestors. More modern Christianity.|
|Mongo||Democratic Republic of Congo||Mongo traditional: Believe in witchcraft and veneration of the ancestors.|
|Mossi||Burkino Faso: North Central Africa||Devotion to ancestors and spirits / Ceremonial Masks|
|Ndeele / Matabele||Transvaal in Southern Africa:||AmaNdlozi: the revered ancestors of the family. They believe them to be guardians:
Healing through spiritual forces, carried out by diviners.
|Omoro||Ethiopian Highlands||God Waqaayo: Pantheon of many saints: Own Calendar…364 days|
|Ovimbundu||Chief imbuned with power in rituals and ceremonies over fertility of people, animals, plants|
|Sotho/Lesoto /Lesotho||Sotho||Souls of the dead have power to influence lives of the living. Herbalists/RituaPractitioners are Professional/ Legal.|
|Swahili||Tanzania /Off Shore Islands of Kenya||Islam|
|Swazi||Swaziland: Southern Africa||Belief in Creator God & Ancestor spirits with power to
help or punish.
|Teke (Bantu Speaking people)||South Central Africa/
|Creator God – Nazim: Belief in Reincarnation: Spirits represent natural forces: People communicate with dead through rituals and prayers.|
|Yoruba||South Western Nigeria:
Eastern Benin: Togo:
The Kingdom of Ife is the Spiritual Capital of the Yoruba Religion.
|They believe in a supreme Creator God named Olurun. They also believe in a pantheon of lesser Gods known as the Orisha: Believe that different Gods can make appearances by possession of someone, and speak through that person.|
|Zulu – (Nguni /Bantu speaking people e.g. the Xhosa and Swazi)||Southern Africa/
Natal / KwaZulu
|Traditional Spirit Churches:
Christianity – Catholic / Anglican / Zionist.
|Wolof||West Africa||Traditional Wolof Religion and Islam. The dominant religion is Islam|