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Orang Asli – The Native Inhabitants of Malaysia

Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia with an area of 329,847 km2. Part of the country lies on the Malay Peninsula and part on the island of Borneo. Malaysia gained its independence from Great Britain in 1957, and in … Read More

Iemanja: A Uruguayan celebration of the Yoruba goddess of the sea

Uruguay is famous for its endless pastures and beaches, its yerba mate tea, tango, and candombe music, which, with its African roots, epitomises the country’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity. The Yoruba religion is a further African feature that has … Read More

Mexico´s Day of the Dead: an Endless Dance of Life and Death

  In the West death is generally perceived as the end of life and existence and so it promotes feelings of fear and anxiety. Anything connected to death is taboo and pushed to the edge of society as the antithesis … Read More

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Jan Toman: I quit my job and bought one-way flight to Thailand

  Jan Toman: I quit my job and bought one-way flight to Thailand   Jan Toman has a lifelong passion for travelling and visiting new countries. After his university studies in Ethnology at Charles University in Prague he worked in … Read More

Veronika Eisensteinová: I breathe new life into old trees

  Veronika Eisensteinová: I breathe new life into old trees   Veronika Eisensteinová is one of only a few women who work in carpentry. It was something of a chance experience that she started to work with wood. She was … Read More

Filmmaker Michal Gálik: Anyone Can Change the World

  Filmmaker Michal Gálik: Anyone Can Change the World   Michal Gálik is a young Slovak documentary filmmaker, best known for the film Zelená Poušť (Green Desert), a documentary which introduced the truth behind the palm oil industry to a … Read More

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Akhenaten and Atenism: a loser dreamer or a progressive ruler?

  Akhenaten is the second name of Amenhotep IV, the Egyptian ruler of the well-known 18th dynasty1.Approximately from the middle of the 16th to the 14th century BC or the beginning of the 13th century of BC.. He made his … Read More

History of Greece from ancient times to Herodotus´ Histories

  The Histories by Herodotus represents one of the most important works of ancient literature. It is remarkable how carefully Herodotus described the world of the Greeks and the events that shaped Greek history. The aim of this article is … Read More

Ethnogenesis of the Somali People and language

  Ethnogenesis describes the early nation-building process of Somalis, about whom references can be found in Ethiopian written records from at least the beginning of 1500 AD, under the name Somalis.1.The term ‘Somalis’ appears for the first time in a … Read More