Africa : Alkebulan - the real name of Africa (?)

Ozzy

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I think what you are looking for is the original name all Africans called their continent. This unfortunately did not exist.

The continent as a whole was never called by the same name by the native inhabitants. This only came about when other countries recorded a name for its existence. Africans the continent all over had their own name for their own land, and that of the other tribes. A collective consciousness that all this land was one was never a part of the culture. As even the Egyptians, did not know the full extent of the continent and broke it up into the known lands and people. The name as it is today representing the whole continent can be attributed to a number of possibilities, seven of which have been endorsed as the most likely by the United Nations. Alkebulan is not one of them.

There is an extract of these seven in the below link.

http://www.destee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14540&highlight=word+africa+origins

The real origin of the word is Arabic. AL is old Arabic for Black as in Algeria, which means black area.
Alkebulan basically means Black land, or as some prefer to translate it land of the black.
 

Therious

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thankx 4 breaking that down keita, is it possible they did have a name but it was simply lost through history like many other traditions and info?
 

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