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

Languages

Official language:
French
Spanish

Other languages:
Bubi
English
Fang
Ibo

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Map



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Cultural Values
  • Song and dance are essential in major rituals. Among the most fascinating celebrations is the abira, a ceremony that helps cleanse the community of evil.

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Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
 
Health Care Values

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Diet
  • Relies on the meat of hunted forest animals and crayfish caught by women and children.
  • The chief staple in the forest is gari, a flour made from the cassava tuber. Gari is cooked into a thick porridge and eaten with a spicy sauce made from a variety of such local ingredients as crushed gourd seeds, leaves, and insects.
  • Plantains and yams are popular, and their leaves often serve as platters for food. In the cities, beef and chicken are prepared on skewers, cooked over an open fire, and served with rice and spicy sauce.

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Interesting Facts
  • The nation includes a mainland territory and five offshore islands.
  • The majority of the mainland population is a Bantu people called Fang who migrated from surrounding territories during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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