The Digo live in East Africa. Their villages are on the south coast of Kenya between a city called Mombasa and the border with Tanzania. As well as farming and fishing they trade goods with neighbouring people groups. They also grow sesame, corn, rice, and beans. ‘Palm wine’ is a popular drink produced from the palm tree. Find accompanying resources for Connect Junior issue six, featuring Kenya and the Digo people.
The Alagwa are a small people group living in 15 villages in central Tanzania. The Alagwa farm crops and look after animals. The Alagwa speak Alagwaisa. It’s one of 127 languages spoken in Tanzania – although two languages recently became extinct! Find accompanying resources for Connect Junior issue five, featuring Tanzania and the Alagwa people.
The Mwani live along the coast of northern Mozambique. Influenced by sea-faring Arab merchants centuries ago, their culture is defined through fishing and folk Islam. Find accompanying resources for Connect Junior issue four, featuring Mozambique and the Mwani people.
The Laarim live in the south east corner of South Sudan in small villages in a place called the Boya Hills. Find accompanying resources for Connect Junior issue three, featuring South Sudan and the Laarim people.
Madagascar is home to a whole lot of plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth. In fact 90% of all the plants and animals there are only found in Madagascar. Find accompanying resources for Connect Junior issue two, featuring Madagascar and the Antakarana people.
Most people in Lesotho live in the valleys, but not the shepherds. They live and work high up in the mountains looking after animals. Find accompanying resources for Connect Junior issue one, featuring Lesotho and the Lesotho Shepherds.