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 Burundian
- 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 Kirundi…
- Share your rich Burundian culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Burundian in you and Burundians around you. Understand Burundian marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As a Burundian, you have a culture and you have a language!
BURUNDI AT A GLANCE
Independence: 1 July 1962
Population: 11 865 821
Area: 27,834 square km
Provinces: Bubanza, Bujumbura Mairie (City of Bujumbura), Bujumbura Rural, Bururi, Cankuzo, Cibitoke, Gitega, Karuzi, Kayanza, Kirundo, Makamba, Muramvya, Muyinga, Mwaro, Ngozi, Rutana, and Ruyigi
Ethnic groups: 85% Hutu, 14% Tutsi, 1% Twa
Languages: Kirundi (national language), French, English
Where is Burundi on the continent of Africa?
Algeria is a North African country with a Mediterranean coastline and a Saharan desert interior. It is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia; to the east by Libya; to the southeast by Niger; to the southwest by Mali, Mauritania, and Western Sahara; to the west by Morocco; and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea.