People of Gabon
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 Gabonese
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 Fang, Teke…
Share your rich Gabonese culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Gabonese in you and Gabonese around you. Understand Gabonese marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As a Gabonese, you have a culture, and you have a language!
GABON AT A GLANCE
Independence: Gabon became Independent on 28 November 1958.
Population: 2.1 million
Area: 270,000 square kilometres
Ethnic groups: Fang, Punu, Nzebi, Teke, Myene, Kota, Vili
Languages: Fang, Punu, Nzebi, Teke,
Where is Gabon on the continent of Africa?
Gabon is on the west coast of Central Africa. Located on the equator, Gabon is bordered by Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, Cameroon to the north, the Republic of the Congo on the east and south, and the Gulf of Guinea to the west.