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 Ethiopian
- 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 Amharic, Somali…
- Share your rich Ethiopian culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Ethiopian in you and Ethiopians around you. Understand Ethiopian marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As an Ethiopian, you have a culture, and you have a language!
ETHIOPIA AT A GLANCE
Independence: 31 January 1942.
Population: 117 million
Area: 1,100,000 square km
Provinces: Begemder, Gojjam, Wollo, Shewa (Shoa), Gamu-ofa, Illubabor, Kaffa, Sidamo, Tigray, Welega, Hararghe, Arsi
Ethnic groups: 34.5% Oromo, 26.9% Amhara, 6.2% Somali, 6.1% Tigrayan, 4.0% Sidama, 2.5% Gurage, 2.3% Welayta, 1.7% Hadiya, 1.7% Afar, 12.6% Others
Languages: Afar, Amharic, Oromo, Somali, Tigrinya, Harari. Sidama
Where is Ethiopia on the continent of Africa?
Ethiopia is a landlocked country in the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea and Djibouti to the north, Somaliland to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, South Sudan to the west and Sudan to the northwest. Ethiopia has a total area of square kilometres (420,000 sq mi) and over inhabitants