Azande


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A•zan•de

(əˈzæn di)

n., pl. -des, (esp. collectively) -de.
1. a member of an African people living mainly N of the Uele river in the NE Democratic Republic of the Congo, the SE Central African Republic, and the SW Sudan.
2. the Adamawa-Eastern language of the Azande.
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In recent months, tension between the Azande and Jur Beri communities led to a number of fatal incidents in Yambio prompting the government and inter-faith based council to launch community dialogue to defuse this tension.
Since the early work of Evans-Pritchard on the Azande (1937), studies of witchcraft in Africa from colonial times to the present have raised the issue of ethics by demonstrating the power of 'the danger from within': that is, the envy and malevolence emerging from within intricate circles of kin and family networks, from friends and neighbours.
New school grants have been provided to the Bangla Language and Cultural School for the establishment of a Bengali Language School and the Zande Association in WA for the establishment of an Azande Language School.
Evans Pritchard, commenting on his experiences learning Azande spirituality and divination, reminds me of the importance of listening and believing in people with different life experiences: "You cannot have a remunerative, even intelligent, conversation with people about something they take as self-evident if you give them the impression that you regard their belief as an illusion or a delusion.
It is obviously for this reason the Azande would declare during initiatic ceremony wherein the young ones are reminded:
29) Un buen ejemplo de ello fue el caso del famoso antropologo Evans-Pritchard quien escribio sobre los Azande y Nuer del sur de Sudan ademas de promocionar la etnografia y los trabajos de campo en Africa como miembro del Colonial Social Science Research Council.
In a striking ethnographic parallel, Evans-Pritchard describes at length the measures taken by the Azande to avoid defilement of oracles, since "contact of an unclean person with the oracle is certain to destroy its potency, and even the close proximity of an unclean person may have this result" (Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande [Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976], 127-34 [132]).
8) Este cisma, plantea Latour, se produce primero al lograr una separacion entre sus instituciones y practicas, desde las ciencias naturales hasta la politica; segundo al crear una distincion entre los modernos--aquellos que diferencian la Naturaleza de la Cultura--y los no modernos "todos los otros--sean ellos chinos o amerindios, azande o barouya--que no pueden separar realmente lo que es conocimiento de lo que es la sociedad, lo que es un signo de lo que es una cosa, que se deriva de la Naturaleza de aquello que proviene de lo que requieren sus culturas" (Latour 1993, 99).
Evans-Pritchard's research on the religious experience among the Azande and the Nuer of Africa is also featured alongside exploration of the themes of mysticism and the validity of spiritual experience.