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

Languages

Official language:
French

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Cultural Values
  • The basic family unit may consist of a man with several wives living in the same compound or village. A family might also include the extended family, consisting of aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins and many brothers or sisters.

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Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
  • Islam
  • Virtually all believe in reincarnation and embrace the existence of a supreme being.

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Health Care Values

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Diet
  • Traditional diet combines meat with the staples of rice or maize (corn). Rice may be eaten with a simple sauce along with grilled fish or chicken, or with a more complicated dish.
  • A traditional recipe served over rice calls for guinea hens, seasoned with cayenne and paprika, to be stewed with tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and bananas or plantains.

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Interesting Facts
  • Chief export crops are typically pineapples, peanuts, palm kernels, and coffee. Livestock in 1998 included 2.2 million cattle, 610,000 sheep, 738,000 goats, and 7 million poultry.

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