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 Liberian
- 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 Balanta, Mandinka…
- Share your rich Liberian culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Liberian in you and Liberians around you. Understand Liberian marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As a Liberian, you have a culture, and you have a language!
LIBERIA AT A GLANCE
Independence: 20 August 1960
Population: 5 million
Area: 111,369 square kilometres
Languages: Kpelle, Bassa, Grebo, Dan, Kru, Mano, Loma, Mandingo, English
Ethnic groups: 20.3% Kpelle, 13.4% Bassa, 10% Grebo, 8% Gio, 7.9% Mano, 6% Kru, 5.1% Lorma, 4.8% Kissi, 4.4% Gola, 4% Krahn, 4% Vai, 3.2% Mandinka, 3% Gbandi
Where is Liberia on the continent of Africa?
Liberia is a country on the West African coast. It is bordered by Sierra Leone to its northwest, Guinea to its north, Ivory Coast to its east, and the Atlantic Ocean to its south and southwest.