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Ethymology of the word Africa

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Messenger: Bobobinghi Jahcub Sent: 8/22/2014 5:49:14 PM

Iman was researching where this word 'Africa' came from only to come accross many 'ideas/theories',something about someone called Louis/Leo Africanus 'discovered' somewhere in north africa,something about it developing from the greek word 'aphrike' meaning 'without cold',something about the Romans and there relations with an 'Afri' tribe in Carthage, yh and there others along with these.what have the I heard or believe in how our continent became known as 'Africa'

Messenger: VoodooRuutz Sent: 8/22/2014 8:23:09 PM

Some think Africa is named after Leo (1500 AD) but long before Leo in (200 "BC")there was Cornelius Scipio who defeated Hannibal and conquered a part of North Africa and name himself After the region or people he conquered.
Josephus first century AD say Africa got it name from Abraham son Apher.
There is a BiAfra in Southern Nigeria which they wanted to succeed and name their own country.
There is d Afar in East Africa
Afra-Ka Soul of Afra????
But another Innection, I was Iditating on dis earlier but was did any of InI Ibal groups have names for d whole land not jus they locale

Messenger: GARVEYS AFRICA Sent: 8/22/2014 9:21:15 PM

Afrik refers to the people of the land that was involved in the Hannibal battle after which Scorpio gained the name 'Africanus'

- point being, he was namED after a part or people in Africa. Africa wasn't named after HIM. Dat term belongs to we.

Messenger: GARVEYS AFRICA Sent: 8/22/2014 9:25:05 PM

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