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MY FAMILY TRIP TO AFRICA MARC, MEGAN, NAIM, ALEX
WE TRAVELLED TO… Tanzania (East Africa) Algeria (North Africa) Madagascar (South Africa) Senegal (West Africa)
TANZANIA Differences Men often walk hand in hand Greetings are lengthy (1-10 min) They tell lengthy stories about their problems before asking for assistance Not concerned with being punctual If living in a village, visiting a neighbor is expected NEVER okay to wear shorts above the knee To call someone, have your palms down Drinking age (18) not heavily enforced Camouflage is illegal to wear. Commonalities Men greet with handshake Women shake hand or bow, Eye contact with friends or colleagues is acceptable Pointing at someone is considered rude Suits are common for business men and women Use A-F grading scale, socialize by going out
TANZANIAN ETIQUETTE Men handshake when greeting & women handshake or bow. Indirect communication is considered much more polite than being direct and specific, especially when talking to superiors or your elders. Don’t be blunt when asking for things, they enjoy jokes. Give people an arms length of personal space. No touching or overly direct eye contact is acceptable with opposite sex. It is expected to visit your neighbors and eat meals with them when offered. Women who smoke, drink at bars and dress provocatively are considered prostitutes. When gesturing for someone to come, you should face your palm downwards and make a scratching motion. Palm up is considered disrespectful. Pointing with one finger is rude, us the entire hand. Legal drinking age is 18. Visitors are hassled for money.
WEATHERLEADERS/ WHO WE MET USD = shilling 80 degrees F year round, mostly sunny. In the Spring there is a lot of rainfall —11.4 inches in April inches in May inches in Winter inch in the Summer and Fall TANZANIACURRENCY President: Jakaya Kikwete Vice President: Dr. Muhammad Gharib Bilal
LANGUAGE IN TANZANIA~~~~~SWAHILI Where can I find ____? Wapi naweza kupata ____? How much does this cost? Jinsi ya kiasi gani hii gharama? I’m lost, can you help me? Mimi nina kupotea, unaweza kunisaidia? Hello my name is ____. Hello, jin langu ni ____. Where is the bathroom? Ambap ni bafuni?
ALGERIA Differences Avoid talking about politics, sexuality, and religious issues Really close when they talk to each other Touching is reserved for family or good friends Rude to wag your finger Drinking age is 18 Homosexuality is illegal Illegal to convert from Muslim to another religion Commonalities Hand shake greeting Eye contact is sign of respect Rude to point finger
ALGERIAN ETIQUETTE Lengthy greetings with handshake and inquiry about the other’s life Friends and family exchange kiss on the cheek When meeting women, not then wait to see if a hand is extended. Avoid prolonged eye contact and do not ask personal questions Use of titles is important It is an honor to be invited to another’s home, Algerians love hospitality and food Remove shoes at the door of another’s home, don’t bring alcohol, dress modestly and expect for women and men to be seated separately Only use the right hand for eating and passing dishes
WEATHERLEADERS/ WHO WE MET USD = Dinar Fall degrees F; 2-4 inches of rainfall Winter degrees F; 3 inches of rainfall Spring degrees F; 1-3 inches of rainfall Summer degrees F; 0-1 inches of rainfall ALGERIACURRENCY President: Abdelaziz Bouteflika Prime Minister: Ahmed Ouyahia
LANGUAGE IN ALGERIA Where can I find ____? أين يمكنني أن أجد ___? How much does this cost? كم تكلفة هذا؟ ? I’m lost, can you help me? ؟هل يمكنك مساعدتيأنا تائه Hello my name is ____. ، اسميمرحبا Where is the bathroom? أين الحمام؟ ?
SENEGAL Differences Greetings can last more than 10 minutes Don’t make direct requests Men holding hands in public is a sign of friendship Punctuality is not highly valued School year is from October to June 20 point system, 20 being best and 10 needed to pass polygamous Commonalities Handshakes are common Personal relationships are highly valued, don’t rush things Eye contact is expected when meeting/talking Lectures, group work in classes
SENEGAL ETIQUETTE Take time to inquire about health and welfare of a person’s family members Cross gender touch does occur Address people by their professional or academic title Formal table manners, do not begin eating until the eldest male does, never reach across the table, and eat only with right hand
WEATHERLEADERS/ WHO WE MET USD = CFA Franc BCEAO Fall- 80 degrees F; 5 inches of rainfall Winter- 60 degrees F; no rainfall for the most part Spring- 60 degrees F; no rainfall Summer- 90 degrees F; 1-6 inches, more as summer progresses SENEGALCURRENCY President: Abdoulaye Wade Prime Minister: Soulayemane Ndene Ndiaye
LANGUAGE IN SENEGAL and MADAGASCAR Where can I find ____. Ou puis-je trouer ____. How much does this cost? Combien ca coule? I’m lost, can you help me? Je suis perdu, puvez-vous m’aider Hello, my name is ___. Bonjour, je m’appelle ___. Where is the bathroom? Ou se trouvent les toilettos?
MADAGASCAR Differences Little to no personal space Very direct, tell you things how they are Punctual only in capital Can tell time by looking at the sun Point with finger bent Polygamous Commonalities Handshake greeting Punctual University dressing is the same Lecture is the most common form of teaching People socialize by going out
MADAGASCAR ETIQUETTE Respect elders Handshakes when greeting Limited eye contact Punctual Very Direct
WEATHERLEADERS/ WHO WE MET USD = 0.75 Euro MADAGASCARCURRENCY President: Andry Rajoelina Prime Min. Camille Albert Vital, Col. Fall degrees F; 1-2 inches of rainfall Winter- 70 degrees F; 10 inches of rainfall Spring degrees F; 1-7 inches, more as Spring progresses Summer- 60 degrees F; 1 inch rainfall
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