Map Of Gabon the Sira (including the Eshira and punu), the Nzebi Less numerous peoples include the Benga and Seke (Sheke of limiting the use of indigenous languages solely http://www.arches.uga.edu/~mbrugger/map.html
Extractions: Gabon straddles the equator on the west coast of Africa. I was posted in the north at Oyem and lived on the campus of a rural development school staffed by UNESCO employees (United Nations) along with Gabonese. I taught one pisciculture course (breeding of fish as a farm product) at the school and spent the majority of my time in the rural villages. Many of the Bantu languages do not have written forms. During the 19th century Christian missionaries transliterated several of them in the Latin alphabet and prepared Bible translations and catechisms for their followers. But the French policy of limiting the use of indigenous languages solely to religious instruction inhibited the growth of other types of literature. Because of the extensive efforts to teach French, at least one-third of the Gabonese can speak the language, and more than one-quarter can read it. A large majority of Gabon's population is Christian, with about three times as many Roman Catholics as Protestants. Though Gabonese serve as Roman Catholic bishops, they rely heavily upon foreign clergy, particularly the French Holy Ghost Fathers. The largest Protestant body, the Evangelical Church of Gabon, has Gabonese pastors in its parishes throughout the north. There also exist a small but growing Christian Alliance Church in the southwest and the tiny Evangelical Pentecostal Church (Assembly of God) in the estuary and far northern regions. A syncretic religion called Bwiti (based on an earlier secret society of the same name) came into existence in the early 20th century and later played a role in promoting solidarity among the Fang. The majority of the few thousand Muslims are immigrants from other African countries.
The Granny Smith's Bookshop List, Section D 1287P * punu Yankunytjatjara PLANT USE (Aus, 1995 Result of 50 years work with diminishing tribal peoples. Vol.1, indigenous Dicots Gymnosperms (Allan), 1085p http://www.aoi.com.au/granny/WList(D).htm
Extractions: 2632A * ACACIAS of New South Wales. (Aus). 200p. Pb. Complete guide to all 195 wattle species found in NSW. Recommended. $9.85 2536A * AUSTRALIAN PLANTS/ Vol 16 No.130 (Comprising Issues 125-1321.) (Aus, 1992). 48p. Pb. Special issue of 'Australian Plants' dealing specifically with EDIBLE Australian Plants. Superb treatment of native figs, persimmons, ginger, peanut tree. $5.50 2756A * AUSTRALIAN PLANTS/ Vol.17 No.138 (Comprising Issues 133-140) (Aus, 1994). 48p. Pb. Special issue of 'Australian Plants' dealing specifically with EDIBLE Australian Plants. Includes Aust. cashew, burdekin plum etc. $6.60 2857A * AUSTRALIAN PLANTS/ Vol.18 No.142 (Comprising Issues 141-148.) (Aus, 1995). 48p. Pb. Special issue 'Australian Plants', 12 more species incl native guava, raspberry, nutmeg. $7.70
Ethnicity And Race By Countries origin 23%, other European 15%, indigenous Indian and four major tribal groupings Fang, punu, Nzeiby, Mbede born 32.1%, Israelborn 20.8%, africa-born 14.6 http://www.factmonster.com/cgi-bin/id/A0855617
Extractions: Countries Afghanistan Pashtun 44%, Tajik 25%, Hazara 10%, Uzbek 8%, minor ethnic groups (Chahar Aimaks, Turkmen, Baloch, and others) Albania Albanian 95%, Greeks 3%, other 2%: Vlachs, Gypsies, Serbs, and Bulgarians (1989 est.) Algeria Arab-Berber 99%, European less than 1% Andorra Spanish 43%, Andorran 33%, Portuguese 11%, French 7%, other 6% Angola Ovimbundu 37%, Kimbundu 25%, Bakongo 13%, mestico (mixed European and Native African) 2%, European 1%, other 22% Antigua and Barbuda black, British, Portuguese, Lebanese, Syrian Argentina European (mostly of Spanish and Italian descent) 97%, other (mostly Indian or mestizo) 3% Armenia Armenian 93%, Russian 2%, Azeri 1%, other (mostly Yezidi Kurds) 4% (2002). Note: as of the end of 1993, virtually all Azeris had emigrated from Armenia Australia Caucasian 92%, Asian 7%, aboriginal (353,000) and other 1% Austria German 88%, non-nationals 9.3% (includes Croatians, Slovenes, Hungarians, Czechs, Slovaks, Roma), naturalized 2% Azerbaijan Azeri 90%, Dagestani 3.2%, Russian 2.5%, Armenian 2%, other 2.3% (1998 est.). Note: almost all Armenians live in the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region
Extractions: Roles of and Impacts on Non-Hawaiians By Anthony Castanha , August 1996 The free association model of Hawaiian self-government would provide Hawai'i a political status between integration with an independent state and full independence. Free association means Hawai'i would be internally self-governing, and this status would allow a degree of external autonomy for Hawai'i as a whole. This political status is recognized and established internationally, and also within the U.S. political system. "Free association with an independent State" is one of the choices for self-government listed under United Nations Resolution 1541 (XV), as discussed in chapter 2 . This political status was established in 1953 to allow some former dependent territories the option of freely associated status, rather than independence, with some territories not being given "a real option of independence in the case of the entities emerging from the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands." If the free association model is implemented, Hawai'i and the United States would sign a "compact of free association," a contract defining the relationship.
Gabon POPULATION 1,207,844 (1998 estimate). PEOPLE Fang, Mpongwe, MBete, punu. LANGUAGES French (official), Fang, other indigenous languages. http://www.bw4u.com/Travels/countries/africa/gabon.html
OneWorld.net - OneWorld.net>In Depth>Development Latin America Caribbean Culture indigenous rights africa and Mines, Minerals and People (India) describes u Evropsku uniju, pruziti punu podrsku evropskim http://learningchannel.oneworld.net/article/archive/1795/80
Extractions: OneWorld.net In depth Development Search for in OneWorld sites OneWorld partners OneWorld Network Africa Canada Latin America South Asia SouthEast Europe UK United States América Latina en Catalunya España maailma.net Nederland Unimondo.org Unseulmonde.ca Radio Radio SEEurope AIDS Radio OneWorld TV AIDS Channel CanalSIDA (en España) Digital Opportunity Kids Channel Learning Channel Itrainonline.org NEWS IN DEPTH PARTNERS GET INVOLVED ... OUR NETWORK 11 June 2004 OneWorld South Asia English If you wish to look further into some topics fill out the search criteria below or select from the menu on the left. keyword topic select Development Capacity building Children Cities Agriculture Aid Education Emergency relief Energy Fisheries Food Intermediate technology International cooperation Labour Land Migration Population Poverty Refugees Social exclusion Tourism Transport Volunteering Water/sanitation Youth Economy Consumption Corporations Credit and investment Debt Finance Microcredit Business Trade Environment Climate change Conservation Environmental activism Forests Genetics Animals Nuclear Issues Atmosphere Oceans Pollution Biodiversity Renewable energy Rivers Soils Health Disease AIDS Infant mortality Malaria Narcotics Nutrition/malnutrition Human rights Civil rights Disability Gender Indigenous rights Race politics Religion Sexuality Social exclusion Communication Culture Freedom of expression ICT Internet Knowledge Media Science Politics
African Masks is now Burkina Faso centuries ago, they subjugated indigenous populations. helmet dance mask of the Fang (or punu or Kwele or Ysea) peoples/tribes from http://www.vub.ac.be/BIBLIO/nieuwenhuysen/african-art/african-art-collection-mas
Extractions: (of variable age, artistic quality, and degree of authenticity) Many African societies see masks as mediators between the living world and the supernatural world of the dead, ancestors and other entities. Masks became and still become the attribute of a dressed up dancer who gave it life and word at the time of ceremonies. The sculptor begins by cutting a piece of wood and leaving it to dry in the sun; if it cracks, it cannot be used for a mask. African sculptors see wood as a complex living material and believe each piece can add its own feature to their work. Having made certain the wood is suitable, the sculptor begins, using an azde to carve the main features, a chisel to work on details and a rough leaf to sand the piece.
WRM Bulletin Nº 60 - Asia / July 2002 provided by the regional and national indigenous peoples alliances (AMA struggle of the Karen ethnic people to protect of a Karen elder, Pati punu Dokjimu (to http://www.wrm.org.uy/bulletin/60/Asia.html
Extractions: LOCAL STRUGGLES AND NEWS - Indonesia: The alternative approach of community forest management The NGO Down to Earth has recently concluded a special report titled "Forests, people and rights", which provides very detailed analytical information on the forest situation in Indonesia. The following paragraphs have been extracted from the chapter "Community forest management: the way forward" and we recommend our readers to access the full document (see details below). According to the study, forest peoples have been regarded by Indonesia's powerful wood industry and successive governments in Jakarta as an obstacle to the profitable exploitation of the forests and their skills and knowledge were unrecognised, until very recently.
Gabon Fetish of Gabon is home to a multitude of peoples including the Teke, Fang, punu and Baka as animal or human parts, clay, plants and other indigenous items around http://www.authenticafrica.com/noname10.html
Ethnologue: China in China (1982), including about 290,000 punu of the 2 older alphabetic orthographies and 1 indigenous script Torgut, Oold, Korbet, and Hoshut peoples are known http://nacrp.cic.sfu.ca/nacrp/articles/minority.html
Extractions: 1,214,221,000 (1995). 55 official minority nationalities; total 91,200,314, 6.5% of the population (1990). Han Chinese population: 1,033,057,000 or 93.5% (1991 J. Matisoff). People's Republic of China. Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo. Literacy rate 73% to 76.5%. Information mainly from Sebeok 1967; Voegelin and Voegelin 1977; Dreyer 1976; Wurm et al., China Atlas, 1987; J-O Svantesson 1989, 1995; J.A. Edmondson, ed. 1990; S. Milliken 1994, 1995; EDCL 1991; R. Ramsey 1987; Li Fang-gui 1977. Data accuracy estimate: B. Secular, Chinese traditional religion, Buddhism, Taoism, Christian, Muslim, traditional religion. Blind population 2,000,000. Deaf population 3,000,000 (1986 Gallaudet University). Deaf institutions: 7. The number of languages listed for China is 206. Of those, 205 are living languages and 1 is extinct. ACHANG [ACN] 27,708 in China (1990 census); 1,700 or more in Myanmar (1983). Ramsey (1987) says most are in Myanmar. Dehong Dai-Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture and Baoshan District, western Yunnan Province, along the Myanmar border. Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Burmese-Lolo, Burmish, Northern. Dialects: LONGCHUAN, LIANGHE, LUXI. Longchuan is more distinct from the other dialects, and has more Dai loan words. Lianghe and Luxi use many Chinese loan words. There are also Burmese loan words. Spoken Chinese and Dai are in common use as second languages; written Chinese is also in use. An official nationality in China. Unidentified ethnic groups in the area: Ben Ren, Hknong. Not a written language. Typology: SOV, four tones. Agriculturalists, craftsmen. Polytheist, Hinayana Buddhist. Work in progress.
The Blacksmith's Art From Africa to interpret the metallurgical processes the people witnessed when inexpensive iron onto the shores of africa. By 1920 indigenous furnaces ceased to produce http://www.africans-art.com/index.php3?action=page&id_art=363
Extractions: African American Black Blood Donor Emergency COUNTRY RACIAL and/or ETHNIC ANALYSIS of PEOPLE GROUPS Afghanistan Pashtun 38%, Tajik 25%, Uzbek 6%, Hazara 19%, minor ethnic groups (Chahar Aimaks, Turkmen, Baloch, and others) Albania Albanian 95%, Greeks 3%, other 2%: Vlachs, Gypsies, Serbs, and Bulgarians Algeria Arab-Berber 99%, European less than 1% Andorra Spanish 61%, Andorran 30%, French 6%, other 3% Angola Ovimbundu 37%, Kimbundu 25%, Bakongo 13%, Mestico (mixed European and Native African) 2%, European 1%, other 22% Antigua black, British, Portuguese, Lebanese, Syrian (see Barbuda) Argentina European 97% (mostly of Spanish and Italian descent), 3% other (mostly Indian or Mestizo) Armenia Armenian 93%, Azeri 3%, Russian 2%, other (mostly Yezidi Kurds) 2% (1989) Note: as of the end of 1993, virtually all Azeris had emigrated from Armenia
French Colonies - Congo (formerly Middle Congo) Major Religions, indigenous local systems, Roman Catholicism are Munukutuba, Lingala, punu, and dialects of historical French colonization (people, places, events http://www.discoverfrance.net/Colonies/Congo.shtml
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Extractions: Resource Archive Page Articles reprinted from past ATADA Newsletters Note that the ATADA site was updated on 30-Mar-03. We recommend that you set your bookmark to http://www.atada.org/ By going to this page first, you will see announcements of late-breaking news from ATADA, including theft alerts. Thank you. Table of Contents Articles relating to general collecting issues Articles relating to issues that a collector faces in today's market Media File 2001 - Excerpts from recent magazine, newspaper and Internet articles of interest to t he membership.
Extractions: FAST FACTS Location West Africa Capital Banjul Population 1.9 Million Density 119 people per square km Urban/Rural Split 26% Urban, 74% Rural Languages Mandinka, Fulani, Wolof, Diola, Soninke, English Religions No statistics Ethnicities 42% Mandingo, 18% Fulani, 16% Wolof, 10% Jola, 9% Serahuli, 5% Other