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How the Arabs called africa in the 15 century and the etymological origin of Afrika

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Alkebulan: Afika was then called [Alkebulan]

Many believe, that the name came up in the 17 century. Afrika is the second largest continent in the world.

Afrika:ย Similar to the native words, Kongo (Congo) and Akkra (Accra), it is reported that original Afrikan languages spelled Afrika with a โ€œk.โ€ After European colonialism, the letter โ€œkโ€ was substituted by the letter โ€œc.โ€ To further support this theory many look to the Dutch spelling of Afrikaaners. (

Afraka:ย According to the Doghon University of Thought, it is believed there is a West Afrakan civilization in Mali identified as the Do(h)gons. The Do(h)gonsโ€œdefined our identity as Afrakan and while the term may appear similar it is unlike the word African in that it has a meaning that is defined by us and not a European explorer. AfRAka means First-Sun-Soul.โ€

Africa:ย Originated from the Egyptian word โ€œAfru-ikaโ€which is translated to โ€œMotherland.

โ€œAfrica,โ€ comes from the Arabic word firk or frik, which means separate, divide, or conquer. (Sacred Woman by Queen Afua)

It is also reported the spelling of Africa originated from Romans who conquered Carthage and identified the continent as Africa terra (feminine form of Africus) meaning the land of the North African tribe, Afri.

Other theories for the origin of the spelling of Africa stems from the adjective for Africa in Latinโ€œAfer,โ€ which means Black or Dark and โ€œApricaโ€ meaning โ€œSunny.โ€

The spelling of Africa originates from the Greek word phrike, combined with the negating prefix a-, Aphrike means land free of cold or horror.

Alke-bulan:ย According to Kemetic History โ€œamong the many names Alkebu-lan [โ€œmother of mankindโ€ or โ€œgarden of edenโ€] was called the following: โ€œEthiopia, Corphye, Ortegia, Libya and Africa โ€“ the latest of all.

Alkebulan is the oldest and the only one of indigenous origin. It was used by the Moors, Nubians, Numidians, Khart-Haddans (Carthagenians), and Ethiopians. Africa, the current misnomer adopted by almost everyone today, was given to this continent by the ancient Greeks and Romans. (Yosef Ben-Jochannan)

Your knowledge, understanding and reasoning to visit Africa is what will make your journey most unique as the natural love and beauty of the Motherland will speak to your spirit.

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