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 Ivorian
- 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 Bete, French…
- Share your rich Ivorian culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Ivorian in you and Ivorians around you. Understand Ivorian marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As an Ivorian, you have a culture, and you have a language!
IVORY COAST AT A GLANCE
Independence: 7 August 1960
Area: 322,463 square kilometres
Provinces: Abidjan, Bas-Sassandra, Comoé, Denguélé, Gôh-Djiboua, Lacs, Lagunes, Montagnes, Sassandra-Marahoué, Savanes, Vallée du Bandama, Woroba, Yamoussoukro and Zanzan.
Languages: French, Bété, Dyula, Baoulé, Abron, Agni, Cebaara Senufo
Ethnic groups: 41.1% Akan, 27.5% Dyula Maninka, 17.6%, Voltaiques / Gur, 11.0% Kru, 2.8% Other
Where is Ivory Coast on the continent of Africa?
Ivory Coast is a country in West Africa. It borders Guinea to the northwest, Liberia to the west, Mali to the northwest, Burkina Faso to the northeast, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) to the south.