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By Philip M. Peek, Kwesi Yankah

ISBN-10: 041593933X

ISBN-13: 9780415939331

Written through a global crew of specialists, the three hundred entries supply perception into many aspects of African tradition and folklore.

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The Council for Research into Values and Philosophy. African Americans 5 Ephirim-Donkor, Anthony. 1997. African Spirituality. On Becoming Ancestors. : African World Press. W. 1980. The Ancestors: Worship or Veneration—Introduction. s. 1 (December): 37–50. K. 1976. Characteristic Features of Ewe Ancestor Worship. In Ancestors, ed. William H. Newell. The Hague: Mouton. Idowu, Bolaji. 1973. African Traditional Religion. A Definition. London: SCM Press. S. 1979. Towards an African Theology. Abingdon/Nashville: Parthenon Press.

2 (December) :25–33. ——. 1966. Ancestor Worship II—The Rationale. Sierra Leone Bulletin of Religion. 8, no. 2 (December) :33–37. ELOM DOVLO See also Cosmology; Divination; Religion: African Traditional Religion ANGOLA (REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA) Located on southern Africa’s west coast, Angola (including to the north the small former Portuguese enclave of Cabinda) is a large country of approximately 13 million people with a climate that ranges from tropical to subtropical. Angola’s capital and largest city is Luanda, which has a population of over 2 million.

The use of the verbal derived stems is more complex: proper colloquial stems like CCâC are found, but the so-called passive stem with prefixed n- occurs more frequently than in the colloquials (where the t- prefix stem is predominant); apophonic (standard) passives are not excluded. As is the case with nouns, short vowels can be lengthened, and vice-versa. Switching from some derived stems to some others, considered of a higher expressive and/or stylistic value, can be observed. Colloquial auxiliary verbs are of constant use; among them, originally motion or posture verbs are very important narrative devices.

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