Karanga Indigenous Religion in Zimbabwe: Health and Well-being
This text explores the traditional Karanga views of the causes of illness and disease, the mechanisms of diagnosis at their disposal and the methods and resources which the Karanga use to restore health.
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Causes of Illness and Disease
Diagnosis of Illness and Disease
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