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Chapter 6, Lesson 1: The Spread of Bantu (pp. 136-139)

I. Geography

II. The Spread of Bantu Culture
    A. Some scholars believe that overcrowding may have caused proto-Bantu speakers to migrate.

    B. Bantu-speaking people adapted to their new environment by taking on the lifestyles of the local people.

    C. Most Bantu languages are spoken in the southern part of Africa, below an imaginary line drawn from Cameroon to Kenya.

III. Society of the Bantu Speakers

    A. Most Bantu groups were organized into villages, commonly ruled by a chief and a council of elders. Some were formed into kingdoms.

    B. Some Bantu speakers lived near the edge of the forest and relied on fishing and hunting. Others lived in farming and herding villages.


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