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MEANING AND CHARACTERISTICS OF CULTURE

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MEANING AND CHARACTERISTICS OF CULTURE

Features of Culture Some ways of looking at culture include: Language: This is one of the most important ways of identifying a group of people. It is a means of transmitting our culture from one generation to another. There are over 250 indigenous languages in Nigeria. People of the same culture use the same language to communicate. Proverbs are an important aspect of speech in Nigeria. Religion:This is an important aspect of culture. Each cultural group has its own traditional way of relating with the supernatural before the advent of Christianity and Islam. Mode of Dressing: The way a group of people dress is another feature of culture. For example, Hausa-Fulanis wrap their heads with a piece of cloth; wear ‘danshiki’ while their women often wear clothes that cover all parts of their bodies. Legends: the belief and story of each ethnic group about the origin of man and the world is another… Read More »MEANING AND CHARACTERISTICS OF CULTURE

MEANING AND CHARACTERISTICS OF CULTURE

Meaning of Culture Culture is the total way of life of a group of people that distinguishes them from others. It includes people’s beliefs,  their works of art and craft, the language they speak, the tools they make, their ways of dressing, the technology they develop and the various institutions they set up to achieve societal goals. A society can have different cultures. In a rural environment, the culture is homogenous while in an urban area, the culture is heterogeneous.   Culture is not static, but dynamic. In other words, it does not remain the same forever but changes from time to time. It is a continuous process. It is transmitted from one generation to another. People learn their culture as they perform new roles as pupils or students in a school, a father at home or a president of a country.   When the cultures of other countries are… Read More »MEANING AND CHARACTERISTICS OF CULTURE

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