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 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, Jola..
- Share your rich Guinean culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Guinean in you and Guineans around you. Understand Guinean marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As a Guinean, you have a culture, and you have a language!
GUINEA AT A GLANCE
Independence: 2 October 1958
Area: 245,857 square kilometres
Provinces: Boké, Conakry, Faranah, Kankan, Kindia, Labé, Mamou and Nzérékoré
Languages: Fula, Malinké, (N’ko), Susu, Kissi, Koro, Kpelle, Temne, Toma, Badyara, Baga, Bambara, Bassari, Dan, Dyula, Landoma
Ethnic groups: 33.4% Fula, 29.4% Mandinka, 21.2% Susu, 7.8% Kpelle, 6.2% Kissi, 5.6% others
Where is Guinea on the continent of Africa?
Guinea is a coastal country in West Africa. Guinea borders the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Guinea-Bissau to the northwest, Senegal to the north, Mali to the northeast, Cote d’Ivoire to the southeast, and Sierra Leone and Liberia to the south.