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Equatoguinean culture on the mainland is heavily entrenched in ancient rituals and songs. This is esecially true for the Fang while on the capital islando of Bioko has largely been influenced by Spanish customs and traidions during the colonial period. During the colonial period education and health services developed in the country. However, many Bubi farmers still hold to their ancient customs. One of the countries most famous celebrations is the abira which is believed to cleanse the community of evil. The balÚlÚ dance is performed along the coast throughout the year and on Bioko around Christmas. Most people in the country are nominally Christian while predominantly practice a combination of Roman Catholicism and pagan practices. Spanish and French are the official languages of the country while pidgin English, Fang, Bubi, Ibo are also common.

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