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The pictograph representing a gecko is (062sf.jpg). But simply knowing it represents a gecko will not help interpret a raampa message. The cultural belief about geckos is that they are a sign of bad luck. We were told, “The gecko is the worst evildoer that God created. If it cries at night it predicts good rains but if it lays eggs continuously it predicts poor rains 76 gas card payment. It is a sign of bad luck; it is taboo to kill one.” Therefore if the pictograph of a gecko is used in a message, the context will indicate if it stands for a prediction of a poor or a good rainy season, or impending bad luck, etc.

Our fieldwork revealed that the same tradition or system of pictographic writing and communicating reached across six language groups. Time and resources did not allow us to contact other groups, but all the groups we included in our fieldwork did indeed use the same system. We even found that a message written by a man from one language group could be read accurately by a man from a completely different language group. The language groups we found that used the raampa pictographs were:

The more African history and anthropology I read along with interactions from people still on the continent; the more I see that at some point in the past the different ethnic groups start to converge. Seemingly being only a couple of ethnic groups …or different groups under one bigger ethnic umbrella. If I had to quess I’d say 1.the grade 9 static electricity quiz drying of the sahara 2.fights with muslims 3.each fall of west African empires(ghana,mali,songhai) dispersed alot of related(culturaly) people.

Odd part is I never here people of a particular ethnic group discuse what ethnic group the founder of their ethnic group came from …but when you look in the literature the big piture starts to open up. If for no other reason then people in north west Africa tend to mention when groups to the south appeared or you can match up the founding of an ethnic group in south/west Africa with a big event in the north/west Africa. Re: The Myth About Wall Geckos by Nobody: 12:05pm On Apr 01, 2013

The High God, when thought of as having a definite dwelling-place at all-for usually they are rather vague about him-is supposed to live above the sky, which, of course, is believed to be a solid roof, meeting the earth harry mileaf electricity 1 7 pdf at the point which no one can travel far enough to reach. People have got into this country by climbing trees, or, in some unexplained way, by a rope thrown up or let down; and, like Jack after climbing the beanstalk, find a country not so very different from the one they have left. In a Yao tale a poor woman, who had been tricked into drowning her

[1. The Swahili are a Bantu-speaking people, descended partly from Arab traders electricity and magnetism study guide answers and colonists, and partly from the different African tribes with whom these Arabs intermarried. Their home is the strip of coast from Warsheikh to Cape Delgado, but they have travelled far and wide as traders, carriers, and Europeans’ servants, and spread their language over a great part of the continent. The root -zimu, with different prefixes, is found in many Bantu languages, and sometimes means a mere ghost. sometimes a kind of monster or cannibal ogre.]

The High God is not always-perhaps not often-connected with creation. The earth is usually taken for granted, as having existed gas and water mix before all things. Human beings and animals are sometimes spoken of as made by him, but elsewhere as if they had originated quite independently. The Yaos say, In the beginning man was not, only Mulungu and the beasts. But they do not say that God made the beasts, though they speak of them as his people. The curious thing is that they think Mulungu in the beginning lived on earth, but went up into the sky because men[2] had taken to setting the bush on fire and killing his people. The same or a similar idea (that God ceased to dwell on earth because of men’s misconduct) is found to be held by other Bantu-speaking tribes, and also by the Ashanti people in West Africa and the ‘Hamitic’ Masai in the east. It may be connected with the older and cruder notion (still to be traced here and there) that electricity 101 episode 1 the sky and the earth, which between them produced all living things, were once in contact, and only became separated later.

Whatever may once have been the case, prayers and sacrifices are addressed to the ancestral spirits far more frequently than to Mulungu or Leza. The High God is not, as a rule, thought of as interfering directly with the course of this world; but this must not be taken too absolutely. Mr C. W. Hobley, among the Akamba, and the Rev. D. R. Mackenzie, among the people of North Nyasaland,

[1. This word, which in some languages means ‘the sky,’ is used for ‘God’ by the Yaos, the Anyanja, the Swahili (who shorten it into Muungu), the Giryama, and some others. Other names are Chiuta, Leza, Kalunga (in Angola), Nzambe (on the Congo; American Negroes have made this into jumbi, mostly used in the plural, meaning ghosts or bogies of some sort), Katonda (in Uganda), and Unkulunku (among the Zulus). This last (which-is not, as some have thought, the same word as Mulungu) has sometimes been taken to mean the High God, sometimes the first ancestor of the tribe, who lived so long ago gas near me that no one can trace his descent from him.]

Most) if not all, of the Bantu have gas 4 less the legend of the chameleon-everywhere much the same, though differing in some not unimportant details-explaining how death came into the world, or, rather, how it was not prevented from coming. I will give it first as it was told to Dr Callaway by Fulatela Sitole, and afterwards mention some of the variations.

Ubukwebezane. At length Uhkulunkulu sent a lizard [intulo, the blue-headed gecko] after the chameleon, when it had already set out for some time. The lizard went; it ran and made great haste, for Unkulunkulu had said, ****Lizard, when you have arrived say, ‘Let men die!’**** So the lizard went, and said, I tell you, it is said, ‘Let men die!’ The lizard came back again to Unkulunkulu before the chameleon had reached his destination, the chameleon, which was sent first-which was sent and told to go and say, Let not men die! At length it arrived and shouted, saying, It is said, ‘Let not men die!’ But men answered, Oh, we have accepted the word of the lizard; it has told us the word, ‘It is said Let men die!’ We cannot hear your b games basketball word. Through the word of the lizard men will die. [1]

Here no reason is given for Unkulunkulu’s sending the second messenger. I do not think any genuine native version suggests that he changed his mind on account of men’s wickedness. Where this is said one suspects it to be a moralizing afterthought, due perhaps to European influence. Re: The Myth About Wall Geckos by Welrez( m): 6:21pm On Apr 06, 2015