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Indigenous religions are "primal" rather than "primitive."

Why are indigenous religions no longer called primitive religions; instead, they are now called primal religions? What are some of the reasons indigenous religions in the past recieved less scholarly attention than the dominant religions?

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Why are indigenous religions no longer called primitive religions? They are now called primal religions. What are some of the reasons indigenous religions in the past received less scholarly attention than the dominant religions?

Indigenous religions aren't called "primitive" because the word primitive carries with it a connotation of inferiority. To be advanced is superior and to be primitive is inferior. This, of course, is not necessarily true in reality but it promotes that perception. Another reason they are not called primitive is ...

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This solution discusses the terminology used to describe indigenous religions. In the past they were called "primitive" however the trend now is to refer to them as "primal". Why have indigenous received less scholarly attention than dominant religions? Over 350 words of original text.

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