BeingAfrican is a platform that strives to preserve African cultures, traditions, and languages. It is a meeting place where African cultures are explained within scope.
In recent decades, the emergence of large African diaspora communities within Africa itself, Europe, America, and elsewhere has resulted in the loss of traditional knowledge of African cultures. At the same time, the westernization of African countries has posed the same at home. Our platform is an attempt to preserve many of our centuries-old customs and traditions.
At BeingAfrican we understand that preservation of culture and protocols is everyone’s responsibility (parents and children) but mainly it lies with the elders.
- Learn about you, your people, and why you should be proudly Congolese
- Know who you married-cross cultural marriages
- Understand the people of the country you intend to visit-Hello tourists!
- Learn the language-Basic language exposure. Say something in Kituba, Lingala,French…
- Share your rich Congolese culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Congolese in you and Congolese around you. Understand Congolese marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As a Congolese, you have a culture, and you have a language!
Independence: 15 August 1960
Area: 342 000 square kilometres
Languages: French, Lingala, Kituba
Ethnic groups: 40.5% Kongo, 16.9% Teke, 13.1% Mbochi, 5.6% Sangha, 23.9% Other African/Europeans
Where is Congo on the continent of Africa?
Congo is a country located in the western coast of Central Africa. The country is bordered to the west by Gabon, to its northwest by Cameroon and its northeast by the Central African Republic, to the southeast by the DR Congo, to its south by the Angolan exclave of Cabinda and to its southwest by the Atlantic Ocean.