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  1. Multi-Cultural Week

  2. Nigeria • Continent: Africa • Current Population: 170,123,740  • Official language: English, Hausa • How to say hello: “Sannu” “Salamaalaikum”   • Other languages: Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani, over 500 additional indigenous languages

  3. Religion • Main religion: Muslim 50%, Christian 40% • Other religions: Indigenous 10% • National Symbol: Eagle • National Anthem: “Arise Oh Compatriots, Nigeria's Call Obey” • Legal System: mixed legal system of English common law, Islamic law (in 12 northern states), and traditional law

  4. Popular Dishes • Isu – spicy boiled yams • Dodo – fried plantains • Efo – green stew • Iyan – pounded yams and jollof rice

  5. Traditional Clothing • Nigerian clothing is unique and attractive. • Lace, jacquard, adire, and ankara are some of the materials that are used to prepare dresses in Nigeria. • Other than traditional attire, the people also wear western attires.

  6. Top – Buba is a loose top that reaches down a little below the waist. • Headgear – Gele (women) and Fila (men) • Bottom – Iro (women) and Sokoto (men)

  7. Customs and Traditions Nigeria has many local festivals that date back to the time before the arrival of the major religions, and which are still occasions for masquerade and dance. The local festivals cover an enormous range of events: harvest festivals betrothal festivals investing of a new chief funerals

  8. Arugungu Fishing Festival (Harvest) • The Benin Festival (Matchmaking)

  9. Customs and Traditions Rite of Passage (Coming of Age) Celebration In the Igbo tribe, the “Rite of Passage” experience is a celebration of an Igbo youth becoming an adult. The youth spend the night before the initiation learning from elders what the Igbo community would expect from them, which includes teamwork, leadership, values, and responsibilities.

  10. Government • Type: Federal Republic (like USA) • President: Goodluck Jonathan • Vice President: Mohammed NamadiSambo • Fact: Gained its independence from the UK in October 1, 1960 • Capitol: Abuja

  11. Other Facts • Infant Mortality Rate: 74.36 deaths/ 1000 live births • Life Expectancy: Male: 48.95 years, Female: 55.33 years • Fertility Rate: 5.38 children born per woman • Literacy: Age 15 and over who can read and write Male: 72.1%, Female: 50.4%

  12. Other Facts • Nigeria is often called the “Giant of Africa” • Vastness of its land • Diversity of its peoples and language • The largest population in Africa • Abundant natural resources, including oil • Nigeria’s most important export is oil, more than half of which is shipped to the United States • At least 60% of Nigerians live below the poverty line, existing on less than a dollar a day. • Unfair distribution of the country’s oil wealth