Black People : WEST AFRICAN ADINKRA SYMBOLS... LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!!!

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  1. Isaiah

    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Peops, let us have some fun with our culture for a minute...

    On the Web Address I am about to provide, there will be some West African Adinkra symbols, and their meanings off to the left of each symbol... What I'd like for each of us to do is provide us with the name of the symbol which best describes some of our personalities, or vocations, and life experiences of not ourselves, but our friends and loved ones at this board(smile!)

    For example, for Destee, perhaps there is a symbol for Queen Mother... Give us the Adinkra Symbol name for "Queen Mother"(or a symbol name that closely fits the description you have for her) After giving the symbol name for someone else, then provide us with the symbol names that best describe yourself, or someone close to you...

    I will go first: FUNTUNFUNEFU DENKYEMFUNEFU, the symbol of
    "siamese crocodiles", which means democracy, unity in diversity, and symbolises all us of here, and what we have...(smile!) Now, don't be asking a brother to pronounce this stuff... Just do the best you can(smile!)


    http://www.welltempered.net/adinkra/htmls/adinkra_index.htm


    Peace!
    Isaiah
     
  2. panafrica

    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sankofa definately describes me.
     
  3. pdiane

    pdiane Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sankofa and Bye Nyame - the supremacy of God - are my favorites and they describe me everyday. Thank you, Isaiah.
     
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    MANASIAC Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I got about 4 That Define ME (LOL). They really do these are nice:

    AdinKrahene
    BOA ME NA ME MMOA WO
    BI NKA BI
    NEA OPE SE OBEDI HENE

    "Nea ope se obedi hene daakye no, firi ase sue som ansa" This is My Ethos. It is written upon the Tablet of my Soul, Mind and Heart.
     
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    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    Okay I'ma follow directions.

    BOA ME NA ME MMOA WO describes my new friendship with brotha Dual and ADINKRAHENE describes what he has become.

    AYA and BESE SAKA describe me.
     
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    LOL...this is fun
     
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    Sankofa


    Lets go back to our roots!!!!!!!
     
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    ibrahim Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Gye Nyame it is...
     
  9. KWABENA

    KWABENA STAFF STAFF

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    NEA OPE SE OBEDI HENE and NYANSAPO closely symbolize me.

    Ase

    CD
     
  10. Isaiah

    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yeah, peops, but yawl aint telling us what all this African stuff means - LOL!


    West African Wisdom: Adinkra Symbols & Meanings ADINKRA INDEX
    The small symbols at the top of the page are also linked.
    • Bulleted symbols include photo(s).


    ADINKRAHENE "chief of adinkra symbols greatness, charisma, leadership


    AKOBEN "war horn" vigilance, wariness

    AKOKONAN • "the leg of a hen" mercy, nurturing

    AKOMA • "the heart" patience & tolerance

    AKOMA NTOSO "linked hearts understanding, agreement

    ASASE YE DURU "the Earth has weight" divinity of Mother Earth



    AYA "fern" endurance, resourcefulness

    BESE SAKA "sack of cola nuts" affluence, abundance, unity

    BI NKA BI "no one should bite the other peace, harmony

    BOA ME NA
    ME MMOA WO
    "help me and let me help you" cooperation, interdependence

    This list does not include the SYMBOL behind it, so you'll have to go to the webpage to see what it looks like...



    Peace!
    Isaiah
     
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