Tea then began its global journey, and was spread across the world. The first documented cultivation of tea in Taiwan began in 1717 in a region called Shui Sha Lian (水沙連) (Allee, 1994). The British were later responsible for bringing tea to my own home country, India, where the tea culture is also very strong and significant. My own country’s strong tea culture allows me to look at China’s tea culture with much more depth and understanding. Tea was popularized as a beverage by the Tang dynasty, and the Europeans including the Portuguese and the Britons who brought the tea to the west.
This is connected to me because my great grandparents were from Ethiopia and yes they came to America from there. Ethiopia has a lot of ancient history even in the Bible and is very popular and known for many things. This is also connected because it reminds me where my family is from. My culture is based around this flag because it makes me who I am. It’s important to me because it came from my great grandparents who passed it down so we know where our
The religion of the area before Sundiata and the Mali Empire revolved around the worship of nature spirits, but the gold and salt trade brought in Muslim traders who spread Islam among the people. Mansa Musa was perhaps one of the most famous Muslims is Malian history. Mansa Musa, along with Sundiata, had expanded the borders of the empire into the surrounding land during his rule. Because of this, there were many diverse language and culture groups that came into Mali’s rule. Trade also introduced Arab and Islamic culture, along with the Arabic writing system.
Almost all Mauritanians are Sunni Muslims. In 1960 it has been an Islamic republic since that year. Its Muslims population is 37.7 out of 37.7. Comoros is about 99 percent of its population; its Muslim population 0.78 out of 0.8 in the article “Islam in Comoros” the author write that Islam came by two Comorian nobles, Fey Bedja Mwamba and Mtswa Mwandze, who visited Makah. These Arab merchants played a role in introducing Islam.
An example would be at holiday dinners, one of my family members will usually make a traditional British dish called trifle which is a cold dessert of sponge cake and fruit covered with layers of custard, jelly and cream. I believe it is important to incorporate some part of your culture into your life at some point not just to know it, but also so you get understanding of others and what they might go through. Some people may look asian but don't have an accent or speak Chinese, so people may constantly ask them questions about it. Same with some African Americans, they are black but they don't “act” or “sound” black and that gets people talking and some people get offended by some of the things people may be wondering or assuming. Above I explained that my family eats food from our British culture and after reading the personal essay Ethnic Hash by Patricia J Williams, it gave me a different outlook on how that food could relate to who I am.
I now want to embrace my name and all of the pronunciations that come with it. However, often times I use my nick name to make it easier for people to say. I was named after a Cuban Patroness Saint (Virgin de la Caridad Del Cobre) because my mother prayed to her so that I can be a healthy child. This is where religion played a role in my upbringing. In the Latino culture religion is highly valued.
Africa has one of the most greatest cultures it was even said that “The earliest stages of human evolution began in Africa about seven million years ago.” Early African culture had many great cities and empires like the Kushite/Meroe empire (800B.C.E.-400C.E.). Even though this empire was influenced by Egypt, it developed its own culture, with unique art practices and a writing system. African groups had made contact with other cultures of course and because of this those cultures had influenced the African culture. The Axum empire (100-400 C.E.) had began when Arabic cultures infiltrated Ethiopia in northeast Africa by the seventh century B.C.E., the first Christians arrived from Syria in the fourth century C.E.
My worldview and beliefs have been greatly shaped by my travels, family, friends, and most of all, my high school experience. I lived in Dar-es-Salaam and Hanoi, before moving to the US. My parents have also woven my Indian heritage and Hindu religion into my upbringing, and I have been lucky to attend St. Albans School, an Episcopal school in DC. As a result, my worldview has been under constant evolution. I think the beauty in this upbringing is that I have experienced a variety of new cultures and religions.
Strongly linked to the land the religion aims to keep the land alive with religious significance through sacred sites and the Dreamtime. Each clan or tribe respects a specific physical location within the area, possibly including the home of a spirit ancestor or a ceremonial ground. The Dreamtime is the Aboriginal people’s form of a ‘sacred text’. Spread through by oral rather than written tradition, the ‘keeper’s’ of these stories carry them down through the generations of their clan expressing them through art and ritual ceremonies. Another religion that puts a lot of significance into faith is Islam.
Mohammed Ali was the son of Odessa Grady Clay and Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr. Mohammed Ali was born as a Christian, and he was named as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. Later he converted to Islam. He was having a great bond with his family; He was so adorable with his big joking mouth. He had 4 wives and 9 children. Next to his career and his people, his family was there. He was such a great father who loved his daughters so much so that