Swahili Culture(original)

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SWAHILI

C U L T U R E

THE RICH CULTURE OF THE COAST


FACTS BOX

1. There are around 500,000

people who make up the Swahili

culture.

2. People in the Swahili culture

can also be called Waswahili.

3. The language that the Swahili

speak is called Kiswahili.

4. Almost all Swahili are

Muslims and practice Islam.

5. In a Swahili house; the

husband and fathers have the

most authority.


FOOD

Since most Swahili are

Muslims, they are not

allowed to drink alcohol

or eat pork. The Swahili

food is of Arabic descent,

and most of their cooking

is rich in spice. Popular

Swahili cuisine includes

pilau and wali (rice

cooked in coconut milk)

served with a thick meat

stew or fish. The Swahili

culture eats a lot of different

grains, vegetables, and fruits including beans, peas,

tomatoes, potatoes, okra, kale, spinach, mangoes,

coconut and bananas. Goat meat and chicken are

traditionally served on special occasions.


CELEBRATIONS

Maulidi is a religious

festival that is very

important to the Swahili

people. It is a yearly

celebration that

celebrates the birth of

Prophet Muhammad and

it takes place in Lamu

Island in March.

Thousands of Muslims

come from all over Kenya

and other neighboring

countries to take part in

religious recitals and

narrations.

Eid Ul-Fitr, this is a

festival that takes part the

day after the holy month of Ramadhan. During this month,

any healthy person aged 12 or above is not supposed to

eat anything or drink anything until after sunset where they


LOCATION


SO WHY VISIT THE

SWAHILI PEOPLE?

The Swahili are such a rich and fun culture. They

have many celebrations, and really

take their traditions seriously. The

food they serve is absolutely

delicious; you have never tasted

anything like it. They are located

along the coast with an amazing

reef you can visit with them. The

Swahili are very welcoming to

new people and will always give

you what you need no matter the

circumstances. So you should take

a look at the map before, and pack

your bags, because your next trip;

is to the the Coast Of East Africa.

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