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Stamp from Philippines
08/08/2014 | No Comment

Stamps, postcards and coins provide an amazing way to understand the history. Them show many ways how different cultures represent the same fact. Sometimes Mancala game boards or people playing mancala games are depicted in postcards, stamps, coins or other objects.

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Set of 4 stamps from Philippines issued on November 2009 for celebrate “National Stamp Collecting Month (November)”. These stamps feature children playing traditional Filipino games. Among them there is the Sungka game. Each stamp has the same value, 7p. Private collection © All rights reserved.

SEE ALSO

CLIMENT, J. (2014) Segells amb taulers mancala d’arreu del món, In: Món aualé 3(2) pp.4-5 [online] ISSN 2014-7597.

Stamp from Vietnam
04/08/2014 | No Comment
Stamp from Vietnam

Stamps, postcards and coins provide an amazing way to understand the history. Them show many ways how different cultures represent the same fact. Sometimes Mancala game boards or people playing mancala games are depicted in …

Mancala games in Central, North and East Asia
01/08/2014 | No Comment
Mancala games in Central, North and East Asia

Central Asia varies considerably according to the adopted criteria: geographic, linguistic, cultural or political. There is a general consensus on some geographic areas defined that definitely belong like these five republics of the former Soviet …

Mancala games in Southeast Asia
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Mancala games in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically east of India, south of China, west of New Guinea and north of Australia.
This subregion consists of two …

Mancala games in South Asia
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Mancala games in South Asia

South Asia or Indian subcontinent is the southern region of the Asian continent that comprises the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Butan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Myanmar and Tibet are also included in this …

Mancala games in Southern Africa
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Mancala games in Southern Africa

Southern Africa is the southernmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. This region is formed by the lands in the south of the African equatorial forest.
Generally are considered part of …

Mancala games in Central Africa
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Mancala games in Central Africa

“Central Africa” is a term used to describe the region of the African continent in the south of the Sahara Desert, east of the Gulf of Guinea and west of the Rift Valley. Not to …

Mancala games in Northern Africa
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Mancala games in Northern Africa

The term “Northern Africa” is used to describe the region of North Africa that includes the following states and territories: Morocco, Algeria, Western Sahara (occupied by Morocco), Mauritania, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. The Azores, Madeira …

Mancala games in Eastern Africa
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Mancala games in Eastern Africa

East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics.
Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi are members of the East African Community (EAC). Burundi and Rwanda …

Mancala games in Western Africa
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Mancala games in Western Africa

West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. Geopolitically, the UN definition of Western Africa includes the following 16 countries and an area of approximately 5 million square km: Benin, …

Postcard from Togo
16/04/2014 | 2 Comments
Postcard from Togo

Stamps, postcards and coins provide an amazing way for understanding the history. These can report a chronicle of the modern world and sometimes show many ways how different cultures represent the same fact. Sometimes mancala …