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dc.contributor.author Nakanyete, Ndapewa Fenny
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-09T12:18:09Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-09T12:18:09Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Nakanyeta, N.F. (2018). Persistence of African languages and religions in Latin America since slavery. JULACE: Journal of University of Namibia Language Centre, 3(1), 110-130. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/2666
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the presence of African languages and spiritual practices of Candomblé, Santería and Vodou religions in Brazil, Cuba and Haiti respectively. The three religions are known to have been originated by African slaves that were mostly captured in- and transferred from West and Central Africa to Latin America. Currently, the three religions are not only followed by African descendants, but also by people of various ethnic backgrounds worldwide. Thus, people flock to the three countries regularly to be initiated into this African-based religions and cultures. On the other hand, similar spiritual practices on the African continent seem to be generally stigmatized if not demonized. Findings presented in this paper are as a result of direct observations and open interviews over a four months of fieldwork, as well as desktop reviews of existing literature. The findings demonstrate etymologies of terms and expressions that are of various African languages origin and are used in the three religions. The paper calls for integral comparative studies of parts in Africa with parts of Latin America to auxiliary identify linguistic and spirituality similarities, and significance roles of African slaves in maintaining African traditions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject African languages en_US
dc.subject Slavery en_US
dc.title Persistence of African languages and religions in Latin America since slavery en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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