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1 Diversity and Stereotypes

2 Facts about Nigeria How many languages have been spoken in Nigeria over time? 521 How many cultural or ethnic groups are in Nigeria? Over 250 ethnic groups have been reported in Nigeria.

3 What does Diversity mean in Nigeria as compared to the US?

4 Stereotypes Stereotype is defined as: a simplified and standardized conception or image invested with special meaning and held in common by members of a group. Are stereotypes usually positive or negative? Give examples.

5 Stereotypes of Africans
The following words are often associated with Africa or Africans. Why might some people find them offensive? Tribe primordial hut savage primitive timeless backward

6 Definitions Tribe A community in a traditional society consisting of a group of linked or related families. Primordial/Primitive From an early stage of evolution or civilization. Outdated; simple; crude.

7 Definitions continued…
Savage Wild and fierce; hostile; uncivilized; uncontrolled. Hut, timeless, backward.

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