To the Grave and Beyond:
A look at funeral rituals and traditions from various West African cultures
 

Reference Maps

Imagery of the Afterlife

Yoruba

 Ga

African Art  Homepage

Ashanti

LoDagaa

Kongo-style in the US

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Africa: Some Reference Maps
 

http://rhodesian.server101.com/AFRICA_MAP.gif

Continent of Africa
 

http://www.afropop.org/img/wa/m/wstafmap.gif


West Africa

http://www.ipicture.de/landkarte_kongo_demokratiche_republik.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kongo are spread throughout the KongoAngola region of West Africa along the Atlantic Ocean.

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http://www3.niu.edu/niuabroad/Ghana.04.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Ghana is home to the Ga, LoDagaa and Ashanti. The Ga live around Accra in the southeastern region, and the LoDagaa inhabit settlements in the northwest corner of Tom. The Ashanti region of Ghana is located in the West African tropical rain forest surrounding Kumasi.

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/map_sites/country_sites.html

Nigeria is home to the Yoruba. The Yoruba kingdoms of Oyo and Ibadan are located near the southwestern border near the Atlantic Ocean and Benin.