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 Djiboutian
  • 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 Somali, Afar…
  • Share your rich Djiboutian culture and language

Be present in appreciating the Djiboutian in you and Djiboutians around you. Understand Djiboutian marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.

As a Djiboutian, you have a culture, and you have a language!



Independence: 27 June 1977

Population:  921 804

Capital:  Djibouti

Area: 23,200 square kilometres 

Languages:  Somali, Afar 

Ethnic groups: Somalis 70%, Afars 30%

Where is Djibouti on the continent of Africa?

Djibouti is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Somaliland in the south, Ethiopia in the southwest, Eritrea in the north, and the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden in the east. Across the Gulf of Aden is Yemen.