Cultural Beliefs: A Cultural Analysis

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Cultural Beliefs are the beliefs of people based on their culture which is an integrated pattern of human behaviour that includes language, religion, thoughts and actions. And these cultural beliefs of people influence the way they live their lives from how they go about their daily activities, like wearing clothes or eating a meal, to how they make their own opinions on a given situation. Moreover, cultural beliefs of a person can differ depending on where they were born or where they live, and these beliefs do not have real or actual pieces of evidence to always prove them right, but, yet, the people surmise in them because they grew up with these beliefs or because they have strong faith in them. Although cultural beliefs are important to…show more content…
Mozambique is also home to about 40 languages and dialects from the Bantu family, but the official language of Mozambique still is Portuguese due to Portugal’s colonial rule of Mozambique until 1975. But, the people take pride in their home-grown languages and they learn their own traditional languages as they grow up and only learn Portuguese in school. This shows the importance of their belief, that their own cultural language is more important than any other foreign language.
Furthermore, the cultural beliefs of the Mozambicans affect how they practise their religious beliefs, healing methods, rites of passage for young men and women and how they deal with their community leaders. Song and dance also play an important part as they are integrated into the many local customs and ceremonies of the people of Mozambique. For example, before hunting, the Mozambicans will perform a hunting dance known as the hunting dance of the Chopi, to ensure that their hunting goes well, as this is their cultural
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Diving a bit deeper on that, beliefs are learnt in a national culture and they may be unconscious. Sometimes, you may not be aware of your own values and beliefs until you are confronted with someone different than you, for example when you work with a colleague from another country and regard the meeting as quite a challenge because the person was different from you.
Cultural Beliefs vary enormously, mainly across the religions and cultures of people. And, most of the times we tend to judge other’s behaviour based on our own cultural beliefs, which dims our minds receptiveness to new perspectives and possibilities and allowing lots of opportunities for potential conflict, misunderstandings and miscommunication between many people. Furthermore, distinct cultural beliefs of people also lead to different behaviour among people, behaviour that is different from their normal behaviour. So, it is important that we learn and appreciate these differences to work effectively with people from other cultures and

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