So, The Kingdom of Oyo wasn't being expansionist when they declared war on and defeated Dahomey in battle?
Omanhene Osei Tutu wasn't being expansionist while conquering other Akan groups and forming the Asante Confederacy?
I wasn't talking about the Berlin Conference. I was definitely talking about how Africans created their own empires. Those empires were controlled by specific ethnic groups. For example, Oduduwa left his father's empire and established something separate. He was a considered Edo. He broke off...
The reality is you have a very fanciful image of Africa and African people. You refuse to respect the boundaries that Africans themselves have established to separate them from each. That is disrespectful of African culture and African thought. And that is something I will never entertain.
Where is Little Nigeria?
What Ghanaian language? Most Ghanaians speak Twi which is the language of the Akan.
And ethnic associations from today are relevant especially since many maintain chapters in their country of origins.
But have it your way. Africa is one big lovey-dovey land mass...
Maybe some did. But again, Africans identify by ethnic groups so it isn't likely, and you certainly wouldn't have a majority identify by land mass unless their ethnic group controlled the land.
If that were the case, the Council of Ewe Associations of North America and the Asanteman...
Sure others lived there, but that doesn't negate the fact that the land was dominated by the Mande.
If you and 10,000 others got up and moved to Saudi Arabia tomorrow does that land stop being Saudi Arabia? The land is still dominated by the Saud family and the people of the Arabian desert.
Ghana, Mali and Songhai were all Mande empires. Just because they didn't name the land after the group doesn't negate the fact that it was their land.
If that were the case, China would be called Hanland since 90% of the population belongs to the Han ethnic group.
Countless babalawos have stated that the Ifa oracle repeatedly issued warnings of the impending invasion and conquering of Africa. Considering, in my experience, that ifa has never been wrong, I would submit that the people simply did not follow the advice they were given.