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 Gambian
- 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 Mandinka, Jola..
- Share your rich Gambian culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Gambian in you and Gambians around you. Understand Gambian marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As a Gambian, you have a culture, and you have a language!
GAMBIA AT A GLANCE
Independence: 24 May 1991
Area: 10 689 square kilometres
Provinces: Banjul, Western, North Bank, Lower River, Central River (Maccarthy Island) and Upper River
Languages: Mandinka, Pulaar, Wolof, Serer, Jola, English, Arabic, Balanta, Hassaniya Arabic, Jola-Fonyi, Mandjak, Mankanya, Noon, Cangin, Dyula, Fula, Karon, Kassonke, Soninke, Gambian Sign Language, French
Ethnic groups: 34.4% Mandinka, 24.1% Fula, 14.8% Wolof, 10.5% Jola, 8.2% Serahuli, 3.1% Serer, 1.9% Manjago, 1.3% Bambara, 0.5% Aku Marabou, 1.5% other
Where is Gambia on the continent of Africa?
Gambia is a country in West Africa. It is surrounded by Senegal, except for its western coast on the Atlantic Ocean.