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Diversity and Stereotypes. Facts about Nigeria  How many languages have been spoken in Nigeria over time?  521  How many cultural or ethnic groups.

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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 Diversity  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.image  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 Outdated; simple; crude.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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