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 Bissau-Guinean
  • 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, Balanta..
  • Share your rich Bissau-Guinean culture and language

 

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

As a Bissau-Guinean, you have a culture, and you have a language!

GUINEA BISSAU AT A GLANCE

           Independence: 2 October 1958

           Population:  1,726,000

          Area: 36,125 square kilometres

   Languages:  

  • Guinea-Bissau Creole
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Balanta
  • Hassaniya Arabic
  • Jola-Fonyi
  • Mandinka
  • Mandjak
  • Mankanya
  • Noon
  • Pulaar
  • Serer
  • Soninke

 

Ethnic groups

  • 28.5% Fula
  • 22.5% Balanta
  • 14.7% Mandinka
  • 9.1% Papel
  • 8.3% Manjaca
  • 3.5% Beafada
  • 3.1% Mancanha
  • 2.1% Bijagós [pt]
  • 1.7% Felupe [pt]
  • 1.4% Mansoanca
  • 1% Balanta Mane
  • 0.9% Nalu
  • 0.5% Saracule
  • 0.4% Sosso
  • 2.2% Mestizo

Where is Guinea Bissau on the continent of Africa?

Guinea Bissau is in West Africa. It borders Senegal to the north and Guinea to the south-east.