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History, Definition, & Facts. Roman Catholicism, Christian church that has been the decisive spiritual force in the history of Western civilization.

History, Definition, & Facts

Along with Eastern Orthodoxy and Protestantism, it is one of the three major branches of Christianity. Top Questions What is the difference between Christianity and Roman Catholicism? Christianity is an important world religion that stems from the life, teachings, and death of Jesus. The Interesting And Varied History Of The Bantu People. In Africa, people from around 500 different ethnic backgrounds speak a common Bantu language and are hence, loosely termed as Bantu people.

The Interesting And Varied History Of The Bantu People

These languages are a branch of the Niger-Congo language families and are some of the most widely used languages in Africa. This Buzzle post brings to you an overview of the history of Bantu people. Did You Know? Religion in Hawaii - Living in Hawaii - Moving to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island. Over more than six years in Hawaii I didn’t meet many people that were overtly, devoutly religious.

Religion in Hawaii - Living in Hawaii - Moving to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island

It seems like the people in the islands, in general, are extremely happy to be living in paradise on earth and they’re not looking for whatever paradise might be found in religion. That said, there are churches all over the islands – and some Buddhist temples as well. I knew Christians, Jews, Rastafarians, those that believed earth itself was god… There is a large Mormon University on Oahu – BYU, and there are a lot of Mormon students attending. If there are Hindus, and Hare Krishnas I didn’t see them. There were some guys shaven bald with one little pony tail sticking up walking the streets in robes and handing out pamphlets – I ignored them at the time, but today wish I would have known which group they were from – quite possibly the Hare Krishna group, but I cannot say for sure. Hasidic Jews, Jehovah’s Witnesses and others all have a presence in Hawaii. The Hawaiian Language. Although more than 100 different languages are spoken in Hawai’i, the state’s two official languages are Hawaiian and English.

The Hawaiian Language

The melodious Hawaiian language is a Polynesian dialect and has only 12 letters in its alphabet: vowels a, e, i, o, u and consonants h, k, l, m, n, p and w. Vowel pronunciation is as follows: When a “w” is immediately preceded by a vowel that begins a word (such as ‘Ewa), it is pronounced as a “v.” A “w” can also sometimes be pronounced as a “v” if it appears in the middle or toward the end of a word (such as in ka’a’awa). To clarify pronunciation in Hawaiian words, several diacritical marks are used.

. ( ‘ ) and signifies a brief pause between letters (such as in Ka’ahumanu). Fun Words to Learn Although you won’t meet many residents who will speak to you in Hawaiian, you will encounter a few words of this beautiful language in everyday conversation — and on the doors of many public restrooms. Phrases Travel Discounts & Specials. Tahitian language, alphabet and pronunciation. Tahitian is a Polynesian language spoken in Tahiti and other islands in French Polynesia (reo mā’oh), a French overseas territory.

Tahitian language, alphabet and pronunciation

According to the 2007 census that are about 68,000 Tahitian speakers, most of whom live in the Society Islands (Îles de la Société). There are also some Tahitian speakers in the Tuamotu islands, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Vanuatu. Tahitian is closely related to Rarotongan and Hawai'ian. Until the early 19th century Tahitian was a purely oral language.

A Tahitian spelling system using the Latin alphabet was developed by John Davis, a Welsh historian and linguist, and proposed in 1805. Tahitian alphabet and pronunciation Notes f is pronounced [ɸ] after o and u h is prounced [ʃ] after i and before o or u v is pronounced [β] after o and u Every syllable in Tahitian ends in a vowel. Download an alphabet chart for Tahitian (Excel) Sample text in Tahitian E fanauhia te tā'āto'ara'a o te ta'atātupu ma te ti'amā e te ti'amanara'a 'aifaito. Translation Links. Climate and average monthly weather in Tahiti, French Polynesia. Africa - Climate. Factors influencing the African climate A number of factors influence the climate of the African continent.

Africa - Climate

First, most of the continent—which extends from 35° S to about 37° N latitude—lies within the tropics. Second, the near bisection of the continent by the Equator results in a largely symmetrical arrangement of climatic zones on either side. This symmetry is, however, imperfect because of a third factor—the great east–west extent of the continent north of the Equator, in contrast to its narrow width to the south. In consequence, the influence of the sea extends farther inland in Southern Africa.

While these factors help to account for the broad climatic patterns of the African continent, there are nevertheless numerous local variations to be found from place to place within the same climatic zone. Weather in Hawaii. Weather in The Hawaiian Islands is very consistent, with only minor changes in temperature throughout the year.

Weather in Hawaii

There are really only two seasons in Hawaii: summer (kau) from May to October and winter (hooilo) from November to April. The average daytime summer temperature at sea level is 85° F (29.4° C), while the average daytime winter temperature is 78° (25.6° C). Temperatures at night are approximately 10° F lower than the daytime.