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Title:Chewa Cultural Ideals and System of Thought as Determined from Proverbs
Authors:Kaphagawani, D.N.
Chidammodzi, H.F.
Year:1981
Periodical:Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies (ISSN 0256-2316)
Volume:3
Issue:2
Pages:29-37
Language:English
Geographic term:Malawi
Subjects:philosophy
Chewa
proverbs
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://d.lib.msu.edu/pula/88/datastream/OBJ/View/
Abstract:Possibilities of the interplay and crossfertilisation between cultural ideals and traditional ways of thought are explored, taking the Chewa, a Bantu tribe in Eastern Central Africa, as point of departure. The authors argue that the Chewa have ideals classifiable into two broad categories, namely, epistemological and ethical. Although these ideals feed on each other, the epistemological is prior and serves as the basis of the ethical. The analysis is derived from proverbs in Chichewa, the language spoken by the Chewa. - Notes.
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