Central African Republic
The population is 3.7 million is growing annually at 1.6 percent. Sango and French are the two main languages.Half of the population is christian,Mainly Catholic and Baptist. 15 percent of the population is Muslim. Central Africans are friendly,gentle,and generous. Strangers are greeted with smiles.
A handshake is is used in formal and social settings along with verbal greetings.Central Africans beckon by extending the hand,Fingers out and palm down.The visitor is offered a chair and something to drink.At mealtime children or adults may sit on the ground or on a low stools around the food
The family extend family is the basic social unit.Parents arrange a marriage.Dinner consists of leftovers or fruit.Music is important to Central Africans.