Azande

The Azande (plural of "Zande" in the Zande language) are an ethnic group of north Central Africa.

They live primarily in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in South Sudan, and in southeastern Central African Republic. The Congolese Azande live in Orientale Province, specifically along the Uele River; and the Central African Azande live in the districts of Rafaï, Zémio, and Obo.

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Azande - Traditional Beliefs
... Most Azande traditionally practiced an animist religion, but this has been supplanted to a large extent by Christianity ... Among the Azande, witchcraft is believed to be an inherited substance in the belly which lives a fairly autonomous life, including performing bad magic on one's enemies ... the ordinary occurs, usually something unfortunate, to an individual, the Azande may blame witchcraft, just as non-Zande people might blame "bad luck" ...
Theories Of Religion - E. E. Evans-Pritchard
... extensive ethnographic studies among the Azande and Nuer peoples who were considered "primitive" by society and earlier scholars ... and religion, among other among the Azande ... He argued that the religion of the Azande (witchcraft and oracles) can not be understood without the social context and its social function ...
E. E. Evans-Pritchard - Life and Field Work
... His first fieldwork began in 1926 with the Azande, a people of the upper Nile, and resulted in both a doctorate (in 1927) and his classic Witchcraft ... lecture at the LSE and conduct research in Azande and Bongo land until 1930, when he began a new research project among the Nuer ... Evans-Pritchard's Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic Among the Azande is the first major anthropological contribution to the sociology of knowledge through its neutral — some would say "relativist ...
Benge
... Benge is the 'Poison Oracle' used by the Azande of Central Africa, mainly in Southern Sudan, in which a decision is determined by whether or not a fowl survives ... The Azande Tribe believed that witchcraft was inherited and grew with age ... Azande believed people could be witches without knowing it, and once the tribe member learned he or she was a witch they would stop unknowingly cursing the other members of their ...
Zande People - Traditional Beliefs
... Most Azande traditionally practiced an animist religion, but this has been supplanted to a large extent by Christianity ... Among the Azande, witchcraft is believed to be an inherited substance in the belly which lives a fairly autonomous life, including performing bad magic on one's enemies ... usually something unfortunate, to an individual, the Azande may blame witchcraft, just as non-Zande people might blame "bad luck" ...