History of the Culture The history of the Comorian people dates back to sixth century AD, in which there was an influx of Arab, Austronesian and African people that settled on the Islands by arriving on boat (Chapin Metz, 1994). These original settlers were followed by people for all over the African continent such as the coast, Persian gulf as well as Madagascar. Originally each island housed one village that was central to it, but as time progressed and the islands began to progress and development increased trade between the Middle East and Madagascar more villages arose on the islands (Spear, 2000). Located near the Swahili Coast of East Africa, medieval Comoros was a huge source of trade and important …show more content…
They follow the Quran strictly and send their children to Quran studies schools before they are sent to an academic focused school. During religious holidays, ceremonial dishes include beef or castrated goat served with white rice and curdled milk. Enormous cakes are also served during this time. Other traditional dishes include gruel like porridge derived from the dried fruit of the Sago palms that line the islands (Comoros (n.d); 2015).
Health Beliefs The poor economic status of the islands has many of the Comorian people turning to small clinics. These small clinics offer many traditional and holistic remedies for what ails patients. One such method includes the use of herbal teas to treat diseases such as malaria, which consist of nearly 76 different plant species (Kaou, etc., 2008). These plants used in creating these treatments are found all over the island. While modern medicine is slowly interweaving into their daily lives, the Comorian people outnumber their physicians vastly with 15 doctors per 100,000 people (Comoros:WHO; 2012).
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