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 Ghanaian
- 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 Ga, Twi…
- Share your rich Ghanaian culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Ghanaian in you and Ghanaians around you. Understand Ghanaian marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As a Ghanaian, you have a culture, and you have a language!
GHANA AT A GLANCE
Independence: 6 March 1957
Area: 239,567 square km
Provinces: Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Central, Eastern, Greater Accra, Northern, Upper East
Ethnic groups: 47.5% Akans, 16.6% Mole-Dagbon, 13.9% Ewe, 7.4% Ga-Adangbe, 5.9% Bassare, 5.7% Konkomba, 3.7% Guan, 2.5% Gurunsi, 2.2% Kusasi,1.1% Bissa, 1.4% Other
Languages: Dagaare, Dagbanli, Dangme, Ewe, Frafra, Ga, Gonja, Nzema, Twi
Where is Ghana on the continent of Africa?
Ghana is a country in West Africa. It spans the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, sharing borders with the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, and Togo in the east.