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 Cabo Verdean
- 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 Swahili, Kikuyu…
- Share your rich Cabo Verdean culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Cabo Verdean in you and Cabo Verdeans around you. Understand Cabo Verdean marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As a Cabo Verdean, you have a culture and you have a language!
CAPE VERDE AT A GLANCE
Independence: 5 July 1975
Area: 4,033 square kilometres
Provinces: Boa Vista, Brava, Fogo, Maio, Paul, Praia, Porto Novo, Ribeira Grande, Sal, Santa Catarina, Santa Cruz, Sao Nicolau, Sao Vicente, Tarrafal
Ethnic groups: Crioulo, Fulani (Fulbe), Balante, Mandyako
Languages: Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole
Where is Cabo Verde / Cape Verde on the continent of Africa?
Cabo Verde is an archipelago and island country in the central Atlantic Ocean, consisting of ten volcanic islands.