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BITS OF CULTURE - Central African Republic
 
Languages
Map
Cultural Values
Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
Health Care Values
Diet
Interesting Facts
 

Languages

Official language:
French

Other languages:
Sangho (national)

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Map


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Cultural Values
  • Religious men can read fortunes, give advice on avoiding danger and hand out charms
  • There’s usually dancing at special events like baptisms, weddings, village celebrations (fêtes), and holidays but not at funerals
  • People eat with their hands, although visitors will normally be offered a spoon. Always use your right hand.


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Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
 
Health Care Values

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Diet
  • Many dishes are made with okra (gumbo).
  • Meals typically consist of a staple (rice, fermented cassava - or bananas) with grilled meat and sauce.
  • Ginger beer is the beverage of choice among many people

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Interesting Facts
  • Several-ton megaliths from 2500 years ago and polished tools of over 8000 years are evidence of a civilization in this area long before Egypt's great monuments to the north.
  • The Central African Republic's main transportation network consists of its many rivers.

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