- Feb 28, 2009
It could be debated whether or not the term Alkebu-lan is indigenous, but what cannot be debated is the fact that it is the oldest indigenous term used to identify the Latin word, Africa. Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan argues it this way:
“The term is in reality an arabic-influenced term used by Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut who had been arabized through the practice of the pseudo-religion of islam.”
I take that to mean the Nubians and Moors preceded White Arabs, founders of pseudo-Islam, and the influence of Arabic begins the etymology of the word, Alkebu-lan; so that, it is indeed indigenous to Blacks, which is to say, non-Greeks or non-Romans.
In like fashion, Dr. Ben posits the terms “Alkebu-lan, Ethiopia, Corphye, Oretgia, Oceania, Libya, Hesperia,” are various names “this continent was called by the ancients.” pp. 12, Black Man of the Nile.
Recognizing your solution, African people need to get together and rename redefine a new identity, as admirable; but would take considerable time to achieve, I elect to continue with the term Alkebu-lan, based on the foregoing.
Thanks for sharing, Bro. Clyde.