Guinea Research Paper

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The Republic of Guinea is a multilingual country, with over forty languages spoken. The official language is French, which was brought from colonial rule. Fula, Malinké, Susu, Kissi, and Kpelle are the top five languages in Guinea. Fula is mostly spoken in Middle Guinea, where forty percent of the people speak it in the major city of Labé. In Upper Guinea, Malinké is predominantly spoken and thirty percent of the people speak it. In the capital city, Conakry, which is in Guinée maritime, twenty percent of the people speak it. Kissi and Kpelle are mostly spoken in Guinée Forestière.
Guinea is similar to the United States in that they have the freedom of religious beliefs, whereas many countries do not. They have six different varieties of religion. Starting off with Islam, on average, eighty five percent of the people are Muslim. Islam has a great impact in Guinea, but don’t forget that they have ethnoreligious groups that have a percentage of eleven. There are two types of Muslims, Sunni, and Shi'a, Sunni dominants the country demographically and economically. As of today approximately there is only a four percent of Christians that live in Guinea.
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The clothing is usually loose and made for the conditions of living in the environment. Men wear long loose gowns or robes over loose pants while women wear long dresses or loose tops with long skirts with colorful patterns on them. Guinean cuisine is consists of staples such as cassava, yam, rice, and maize. Guinea has three annual festivals, one being Kini Afrika or Festival des Arts de Conte. Kini Afrika, is a festival where the country’s best authors come together and are awarded for their writings. The music composed artists, known as, Mandé, has been particularly popular in Africa, but also internationally, outside Africa. They are mostly Maninka-speaking and the guitar plays an important
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